David Brown Automotive Teases First Model, Based On Jaguar XKR Photo:
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Trevor Collett | Feb, 11 2014 | 5 Comments

British upstart David Brown Automotive has released three teaser images of its first-ever model, due to be unveiled in April.

The images hint at a 1960s Jaguar flavour, meaning fans of the ‘traditional’ British sports car are in for a treat.

Styling isn’t the only Jaguar trait, with the new sports car’s chassis to be based on the Jaguar XKR.

Power will come from Jaguar’s 5.0 litre supercharged petrol V8 making 376kW and 625Nm, with a six-speed automatic sending power to the rear wheels.

The as-yet unnamed model (still referred to as “Project Judi”) will hit 100km/h from rest in 4.6 seconds, on its way to a limited top speed of 248km/h.

Beyond the chassis and powertrain, the similarities with the XKR will end, with David Brown saying the car has a unique exterior and interior design.

“As reliability is vital, we chose to adopt a thoroughly proven and acclaimed chassis that not only delivers dynamic performance but also lends itself to our lightweight aluminium design,” Mr Brown said.

“[‘Project Judi’] has been developed using a combination of both traditional and contemporary technology, including the latest in automotive expertise. It has undergone a thorough analysis and development programme, including highly advanced wind tunnel and dynamic simulations.”

David Brown Automotive’s first model will be unveiled at the Top Marques Show in Monaco, on April 17.

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