“I wanted all the impact and style of a classic car, but with modern capabilities and conveniences,” said Brown. “I thought that if I’m looking for this, others might be, too.” Powered by the XKR’s super-charged 5-litre V8 and skinned in aluminium, the Speedback will be capable of 0-60mph in 4.6 secs, with a top speed limited to 155mph. Orders are already being taken: see davidbrownautomotive.com As one door opens, another closes – albeit only temporarily – as Lyonheart Cars announces a delay for its XK-based Lyonheart K.
Unashamedly inspired by the E-type, the K – which, like the Speedback, is engineered by Envisage Group in Coventry – has been put back by ‘six months to one year’ and will reappear with a new platform. See lyonheart.com.