David Brown Automotive has unveiled the first examples of its Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition, and the high-performance city classic looks ready for action…
Those with a good memory will remember the earlier and less ostentatious ‘Mini Remastered’ version of this snazzy pocket rocket that rattled many a classic flat cap with its £90K price tag. Well, today saw David Brown Automotive reveal the Mini Remastered Oselli Edition… described as a one-of-a-kind performance version of the celebrated icon.
The car is hand-built at the company’s Silverstone location and has a drivetrain engineered in direct partnership with Oselli, the British engine tuning specialist first founded in the 1960s. The Oselli Edition launches with a power rating of 125 hp at 6,200 rpm, a torque rating of 113 ft-lb at 4,500 rpm, and an impressive 0-62mph time of 7.8 seconds.
The punchy 1,420cc Stage 3 engine will work in close partnership with a remastered five-speed gearbox delivering around 40% more power than the original A-series engine, delivering in excess of 100bhp. The exhaust system and air intake will be specially engineered to manage the higher power output.
A selection of unique exterior colorways is available with contrasting stripes that carry through to the interior design. A choice of ‘Carbon Grey’ and ‘Old English White’ base colors match the accents in either ‘Competition Red’, ‘Royal Blue’ or ‘Heritage Green’.
All exterior graphics are hand-painted for an extremely high-quality finish. Monochrome, hand-enameled badging – used by David Brown Automotive in other performance limited-edition models, such as the Speedback Silverstone Edition, launched in 2018 – adorns the exterior of Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition, and the look is completed with full black chrome brightware.
The grille of the performance car shows the number ‘60’ in contrasting hues as a nod not only to the race numbers that show on cars taking to the track but also to the 60 years since the original Mini first rolled off the production line. Also on the front of the car, full LED lighting with auxiliary spotlights shines the way with clear, modern, and powerful beams of light.
Rear light clusters have been ‘down-blinged’ from jewel-like framed bespoke aluminum surrounds of the earlier Remastered, to a more ‘sporty’ black feel.
Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition can be ordered in either a two- or four-seat configuration, with the two-seater featuring bucket seats and a rear hand-trimmed roll cage, while a four-point seatbelt harness adds to the feel of a car intended for the racetrack.
There is also the option to order the car with twin fuel tanks for extra mileage range on longer journeys or race events. An interior lined with hand-trimmed luxury leather and Alcantara materials emphasizes the premium look and feel of Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition.
The build number can be displayed on the glove compartment surface, and the steering wheel will be hand-trimmed and finished in Sabalt Alacantara material.
Mini Remastered Oselli Edition – Price
Whilst pre-orders are open now for the Mini Remastered Oselli Edition, first deliveries are scheduled for next year, with the four-seater version of the car priced from £98,000.00, while the two-seater car – complete with hand-trimmed roll cage – will cost from £108,000.00 (both prices excluding taxes).
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