Though Autocar is among a very few people – customers or commentators – to have seen, driven and enjoyed David Brown’s new classic-into-modern Speedback GT, the car has already attracted some wry comment across the blogosphere. 

People hear it costs £600k, an admittedly hefty sum, is powered by a supercharged 503bhp V8, rides on Jaguar XKR underpinnings and they reckon that’s all they need to know. It’s a Jaguar with another body. Like a kit car.