David Brown Automotive teases their first car, based on Jaguar XKR

David Brown Automotive, was announced last month with a promise to refresh the classic British sports car, for the 21st Century.

Now ahead of its April debut, the company has released first teasers along with performance specs of its first car.

As suspected the car does not ride on a unique chassis and is based on the Jaguar XKR with bespoke and original exterior and interior design. The XKR chassis is not really the best choice as it is quite old and heavy, though it is optimised specifically for the car by Envisage group engineers.

Power comes from a 503bhp 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission with power sent to the rear wheels.

0-60mph comes in 4.6 seconds and the top speed will be over 155mph. Not very impressive numbers, but we are still curious to see the final car.

The teaser images don’t reveal much, but we can see little of the grille, headlights, rear and side lines.

Founder and owner David explained: “I wanted all the impact and style of a classic sports car, but with modern capabilities and conveniences. This is what I want in a car, but it’s not something anyone really offers. So, I’ve created it myself.”

Known as “Project Judi”, this new British sports car will be revealed to the public at the Top Marques Show, in Monaco, on 17th April 2014.


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