A new luxury British Sports car is being promised by industry newcomer David Brown Automotive which promises to be a modern take on a classic.
The name David Brown Automotive conjures up images of the man whose initials still give us the Aston Martin DB9 – former tractor builder David Brown who bought up Aston Martin in 1947 (and subsequently Lagonda and Tickford).
David Brown has put together a team lead by Alan Mobberley – who was Chief Designer at Land Rover until 2005 and cropped up recently as the designer for Eterniti Motors – and has commissioned Envisage Group (the firm that bought up what was left of CPP after Vladimir Antonov’s exploits and who are building the glorious Lyonheart E-Type) to bring his dreams to life.
David Brown said of his project:
I wanted all the impact and style of a classic sports car, but with modern capabilities and conveniences. This is what I want in a car, but it’s not something anyone really offers. So, I’ve created it myself.
The resulting car – which is being called ‘Project Judi’ at the moment – will be revealed in April 2014 when we’ll find out exactly what’s underpinning it and how it looks.
And if it looks half as good as the Lyonheart E-Type, it should have a chance.