This High-Performance Classic Mini Has A Crazy Price Tag
11 September 2019 - Carbuzz
Only 60 examples will be made to mark the original Mini's 60th anniversary.
Following last month's teaser, David Auto Brown Automotive has revealed the new Mini Remastered Oselli Edition, a high-performance, modern take on the original classic Mini. Limited to just 60 cars to mark the original Mini city car's 60 anniversary this year, the tuned Mini Remastered will be produced in collaboration with classic car performance specialist Oselli.
Under the hood is a punchy 1,420cc Stage 3 engine developed by Oselli that delivers over 100 horsepower – that's 40 percent more power than the original Mini. Power is sent through a remastered five-speed gearbox and the exhaust system and air intake have also been specially engineered to cope with the higher power output.
The chassis is also uprated with suspension enhancements, featuring adjustable performance dampers, while a race-spec brake kit includes large diameter disc brakes gripped by four piston calipers at the front of the car, and alloy rear drum brakes at the rear. Compared to the standard model, the tires are wider and designed for performance at high speed, while the 13-inch wheels are wider and larger in diameter compared to the standard wheels to accommodate the larger brakes.
Two paint schemes are available for the Mini Remastered Oselli edition: the main body can be finished in off-white paint or dark grey with a choice of three tier full-length racing stripes and side accents in Crimson, Royal Blue or Racing Green. The cast alloy engine cover will also be painted to match the exterior stripe and fitted with a unique build plate. Black accents have been applied to the wheel arches, mirrors (including interior mirror) and handles, and a mesh grille with two white inset LED spotlights add to the sporty theme. The build number is painted onto the grille and on the rear denoting the car's exclusivity.