Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAY-JUN 2018

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Approximately 8,000 painstaking man hours go into the build of each vehicle, and great care is taken to use predominantly British-sourced premium materials. e streamlined handcrafted aluminum body of the Speedback Silverstone Edition is defined by extended side skirts, a front spoiler and enhanced rear diffuser. Larger side vents, distinguished by limited edition Silverstone details, give a nod to the performance-enhanced powertrain inside. Jet-inspired exhaust tips are akin to exclamation points as they compound the race-tuned engine notes. Adding to the car's classic racer profile are forged 20-inch 'Afterburner' alloy wheels, a bespoke signature pattern grill fitted with twin LED auxiliary driving lamps, dark ceramic LED technical headlamps and clear lens taillights. Representing the most performance-oriented car produced by David Brown Automotive to date, the Grand Tourer's 5.0- liter twin-scroll supercharged V8 engine delivers 601hp, capable of propelling the car from 0-60mph in 4.2-seconds and on to a limited top speed of 155mph. The powertrain is mated to a six-speed ZF automatic transmission, with drive delivered through the rear wheels for assured sports handling. An upgraded suspension system, a fully automated Dynamic Stability Control system, performance brakes and active rear differential enhance the dynamic driving experience without sacrificing comfort or aesthetic refinement. An abundance of 'Antique' and 'Ebony' leather inside the cockpit is bound by contrasting tan stitching and mated with Kvadrat 'Remix' premium fabric to add a touch of aeronautical emphasis. Other high-end finishes include scorched 'Ebony Macassar' wood veneer on the dashboard and a leather and Alcantara steering wheel. e two-seater configuration allows for rear luggage stowage in place of rear seats. Heated and adjustable sports seats are embroidered with a Silverstone Circuit outline. Aeronautical-inspired speedometer and tachometer dials near a fully integrated infotainment system represent one of many instances where past and present meld in perfect harmony. Production of the Speedback Silverstone Edition will be limited to 10 built-to-order cars, priced from £620,000.00 GBP (approximately $870,000). For more information, visit davidbrownautomotive.com. sl slmag.net 35

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