The Speedback Silverstone Edition celebrates the anniversary of David Brown Automotive’s relocation of its HQ and coach building facility to Silverstone Park — a tech park attached to the iconic racing circuit.
In case you’re wondering, the Silverstone Edition is a special edition of the Speedback GT.
Just like Bond’s favorite cocktail, the Speedback Silverstone Edition is a fine mix of 1960s retro styling with aeronautical and classic racing touches. According to the company, the twin auxiliary lamps within the stealth black mesh grille are reminiscent of endurance GT racers.
The handcrafted aluminium body is streamlined with extended side skirts, a front spoiler and an enhanced rear diffuser, while larger side vents hint at the car’s performance-enhanced powertrain. At the rear, jet-inspired exhaust tips sing the race-tuned engine note.
Moving around the car, the Silverstone Edition is fitted with forged 20-inch ‘Afterburner’ bespoke alloy wheels.
As for the paint, the process takes over 8 weeks for an exclusive ‘Fly By Night’ exterior finish with a subtle ‘Black Night’ centre stripe. Rounding off the exterior looks are brushed chrome accents.
The interior gets a flat-bottomed leather and Alcantara steering wheel, and multi-way adjustable, heated sports seats which are hand-trimmed and fluted in ‘Antique’ tan leather and Kvadrat ‘Remix’ premium fabric.
Brushed chrome accents are found in the interiors as well. Other touches include brushed aluminium switchgear, aeronautical-inspired speedometer and tachometer dials, and jet-inspired air vents that pay homage to the circuit’s aeronautical past. Also, do they remind you of something?
The in-car technology package includes satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and a 7.1-channel Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system.
The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 delivers 448 kW (609 metric hp) between 6,000-6,500 rpm and 766 Nm (565 lb-ft) of torque at 4,030 rpm, enough to propel the special edition from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. Transmission is a 6-speed ZF automatic.
The Silverstone Edition also gets performance-optimized suspension, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), adaptive dynamics, performance brakes, and an active rear differential. You can learn more about the special edition car here.
Which then brings us to the business end. Only 10 bespoke units of Speedback Silverstone Edition are going to be built, either left-hand or right-hand drive, and each comes with a starting price tag of £620,000 (excluding taxes, duties and shipping).