It looks like an Aston Martin DB5, but new handmade British sports car is a Jaguar XKR underneath A brand-new British sports car company, David Brown Automotive, has revealed its first ever model at a private event in London. The Speedback is a handcrafted 2+2 coupe designed to reference classic GT cars from the sixties, while using modern technology where possible. The chassis and powertrain are carried over directly from a Jaguar XKR – hence the unmistakable crackling exhaust note when the engine fired up at the reveal. Under the skin is the XK’s aluminium spaceframe chassis, 503bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 and six-speed auto, … Continue reading David Brown Speedback – a 2014 Aston Martin DB5?
The Bear’s Lair: Gold is libertarian, cyberspace isn’t by Martin Hutchinson Assessing the sustainability of Bitcoin amid recent controversy. The disappearance of the Bitcoin trading website Mt. Gox caused consternation among younger libertarians, who had seen cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as a vital weapon in the struggle against Big Government. For those like myself with almost as much suspicion of the tech sector as I have of Washington, it caused a smile of grim satisfaction. In reality, Bitcoin represents the world of Mikhail Bakunin more than that of Adam Smith; for true libertarians, it fails on a number of criteria that sound … Continue reading Gold is the way forward NOT Bitcoin!