Following the initial announcement of the "Project Judi" David Brown Automotive has issued the following press release confirming world debut at the Top Marques Monaco 2014 as well as preliminar specifications and further teaser images.

Will this be a modern reinterpretation of the Aston Martin DB4 Zagato? We shall see..



- Supercharged 5.0-litre V8, 510PS/ 625Nm, 6-speed automatic

- 0-60 mph (0-100km/h) in 4.6 (4.8) seconds; top speed 155 mph (248 km/h), limited

- Chassis based on Jaguar XKR, bespoke and original exterior and interior design

All-new, British luxury automotive brand, David Brown Automotive, has announced the outline specifications of its first car.

Underneath its bespoke exterior design, is the acclaimed chassis and powertrain of the Jaguar XKR, optimised specifically for the car by Envisage group engineers.

This means the car will boast a thoroughly modern 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 engine, driving the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Performance will be suitably brisk, yet refined, delivering 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed exceeding 155mph (248 km/h).

“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. Renown for its performance and handling, the XKR has been extensively developed and refined by one of the world’s greatest car manufacturers, making it an obvious choice on which to base our car” said David.

These state-of-the-art underpinnings are matched to a completely original exterior and interior design, realised through the highest quality materials and craftsmanship.

David explained: “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.”

“It 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 windtunnel and dynamic simulations.”

“Project Judi” will be revealed to the public at the Top Marques Show, in Monaco, on 17th April 2014.

Ahead of the car’s unveiling, anyone can register their interest to receive more information as it becomes available at:




Bespoke Aluminium Construction

Traditional handcrafted panels formed over highly accurate computer-machined bucks

Close tolerance panel assembly through precision engineering

Handcrafted panels bonded to machined structural panels for strength and weight reduction

Advanced Engineering

Structural integrity through the use of state-of-the-art CAD technology

Optimised accuracy, safety, performance and functionality through engineering and highly sophisticated computer analysis

Comprehensive aerodynamics and performance simulations


5.0 V8 510 Supercharged

Capacity (cc) 5,000

Maximum Power EEC-PS (kW) 510 (375)

Maximum torque EEC-Nm (lb. ft.) 625 (461)

Transmission 6-speed automatic

Performance & Economy

Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-100km/h) 4.6 (4.8) seconds

Top speed mph (km/h) 155 (248)

Combined mpg (l/100km) 23.0 (12.3)

Carbon dioxide emissions (g/km) 292