MotorMartin has somewhat of a guilty pleasure when it comes to reporting on the news that makes up a fair chunk of the ‘real life’ motoring philosophy of this one stop motoring shop. It’s just that, although this is not the place to read about Ferrari track days or the latest suspension news from Mercedes, there’s a certain excitement to be gained from sharing engineering and aesthetic achievements, regardless of costs, especially when that news involves British-based, bespoke, luxury sports car maker, David Brown Automotive who have released ‘Best of British’ images of three of their latest production-specification Speedback GTs in patriotic red, white and blue exterior paint finishes. Take a look, in MotorMartin’s opinion, the three cars on show look quite spectacular.

David Brown Automotive have explained to MotorMartin that they have come a long way since revealing the Speedback GT prototype in 2014. The latest images show production-specification cars numbered 003, 004 and 005, in colours that resemble those of the Union Flag, and which celebrate the company’s growth and continued development as a proud, British automotive manufacturer.

At present, five cars have been sold, built and delivered to their new owners, with further cars in build. The company currently has the capacity to produce six to ten cars each year with plans to increase this in the very near future.

Using a combination of engineering, state-of-the-art technology and traditional coachbuilding manufacturing techniques, David Brown Automotive create, rather than build each car, cars which comprise of an impressive 142 panels as well as highly sophisticated systems and electronics. MotorMartin has been informed that it is through these specialist, low-volume manufacturing processes, that the Coventry-based sports car manufacturer is redefining modern coachbuilding, to build fully engineered, limited-edition, bespoke automobiles made from handformed aluminium with entirely handcrafted interiors, each specially commissioned by the customer. I’ll have mine in British Racing Green I think.

David Brown Automotive have said that each and every Speedback GT has a completely unique colour, which is developed by the company for each owner and specially created for each individual car. The cars pictured, painted in Ruby Tuesday, Blue Moon and White Knight, are painstakingly prepared, painted and lacquered over a period of eight weeks each, finished to achieve a rich, deep and flawless finish. The unique colour and depth of car number 004 benefits from an incredible 14 different layers of paint to achieve its dazzling finish.

“I’m so proud of the team who have achieved so much in such a short space of time,” shared company founder David Brown with MotorMartin recently.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be delivering production-specification vehicles to their delighted new owners. It was a fantastic coincidence to have three cars finished in red, white and blue finished and together at the same time for the photoshoot and just epitomises that David Brown Automotive really does represent the best of British automotive craftsmanship too.”

The end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 holds some exciting announcements for the company in terms of a new, state-of-the-art build facility as well as announcements for future models.

It shouldn’t really come as too much of a surprise, especially when you consider the lengths that the company have gone through to design and build these amazing automobiles that they are to be priced at £495,000 exclusive of taxes. If you are lucky enough to be in the position to buy the Speedback GT, then you’re getting a car that promises exceptional performance and handling, hosting a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged engine with 510bhp and 461ft lb of torque, hitting 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 155mph (limited). Oh yes.

More details on Speedback can be found at: and MotorMartin certainly urges you to click and browse. Just be aware that you’ll soon be planning to sell the partner, children and house just to raise a deposit. Superb work from a unique and superb company.

Where will you go?

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