Home > FREE Supplements > DB Speedback GT *NEW*

DB Speedback GT: the 'modern' Aston DB5

Steve Cropley samples the David Brown Speedback GT and decides whether this retro-themed but thoroughly modern coupé deserves its eye-watering £600,000 price tag.

Dowload this supplement for FREE when you order any of our fantastic subscription offers!

When it comes to fine cars, the name of David Brown is currently creating clarity and confusion in equal measure. David Brown (1904-1993) was the legendary tractor maker and post-war rescuer of Aston Martin. He bought the company in 1947, helped create some of its best-remembered cars, donated his initials to them and then sold up in the '70s when Aston struck financial trouble.

In recent months, however, another car-making David Brown has sprung to notice. Once again an entrepreneurial Yorkshireman, this new DB's business is also based on the launch of a luxurious new GT car - which looks a lot like a classic Aston Martin. This time, however, there's no formal connection to the century-old Gaydon-based sports car manufacturer. This David Brown is the man behind the super-exclusive Speedback GT, priced a shade under £600,000, a car that uses the contemporary underpinnings from one of Jaguar's finest creations, but whose shape and details recall the most iconic features of the Aston Martin DB5, realised in a modern package.

You can download and read the rest of this fascinating feature supplement for FREE when you order any of our subscription offers - even our Trial offer...

Try Autocar magazine today and receive access to Subscriber Extra, a new and exclusive benefits package that includes the following:

*The free gift is subject to availability and only while stocks last