Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAY-JUN 2018

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Among the belles of the ball at the Geneva International Motor Show this past March was the latest creation from David Brown Automotive: the Speedback Silverstone Edition. e unveiling of the Grand Tourer, whose design takes cues from both the dawn of the jet age and classic racers from the 1960s, was timed with the one-year anniversary of David Brown Automotive's relocation of its headquarters and coachbuilding facility to the historic Silverstone racing venue in the UK. British businessman David Brown founded his eponymous automotive company in Coventry in 2013, announcing its first model—Speedback GT—in March 2014. Three years later, the company relocated to a new 18,000-square-foot facility in Silverstone, which is home to the British Grand Prix. Since then, each new release has followed a similar modus operandi: taking classic, timeless and elegant looks that hearken to prior decades and reimagining them with state-of-the-art engineering, production methods and performance and safety features. "Ever since David Brown Automotive relocated to Silverstone, we have wanted to mark the significance of the circuit's aeronautical and motorsport heritage," said Brown. "Speedback Silverstone Edition addresses our ambition on every level, as a visually stunning Grand Tourer and the most performance-focused model we have ever made." BACK TO THE FUTUR E David Brown Automotive drew inspiration from the 1960s for its newest 21st century Grand Tourer. Written by Andre James 33

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