David Brown Automotive to launch Speedback coupe in Pebble Beach
The Jaguar-based coupe is expected to cost over $700,000.
British boutique automaker David Brown Automotive has announced it will travel to this year's edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d'elegance to introduce the U.S.-spec version of the Speedback.
The U.S.-spec Speedback will be all but identical to the model that has been on sale in England for about a year. Built on a modified Jaguar XKR platform, the coupe features a retro-inspired design that pays homage to the Touring Superleggera-designed Aston Martin DB5 best known for its highly-publicized appearance in a James Bond film.
The retro treatment continues inside with features like a wood-rimmed steering wheel and a set of vintage-looking round analog gauges, but the Speedback can be upgraded with a long list of modern tech features including A/C, navigation and a high-end sound system. Interestingly, the tailgate folds down to reveal a small two-person bench seat designed for impromptu picnics.
Additional details and availability will be announced in the days leading up to the car's public unveiling next August. The company predicts the hand-built Speedback will cost £495,000 before options are factored in, a hefty sum that currently converts to approximately $753,000.