David Brown Automotive has released the first teaser images of their upcoming sports car.

David Brown Automotive has released the first teaser images of their upcoming sports car.

Based on the Jaguar XKR, the car - codenamed Project Judi - appears to be a modern day remake of the Aston Martin DB5. Despite the similarities, the company says the model will have a "completely original exterior and interior design, realized through the highest quality materials and craftsmanship."

Power will be provided by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 510 HP (375 kW) and 625 Nm (461 lb-ft) of torque. It will be connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which will enable the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds and hit a limited top speed in excess of 155 mph (250 km/h).

According to founder David Brown, “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 aluminum 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."

The car will be unveiled at Top Marques Monaco on April 17th, so stay tuned for full details.

David Brown Automotive teases their first car, will be based on the Jaguar XKR