Cast your mind back to December 2019 and you’ll remember the Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition being talked about… well, it’s taken slightly longer than expected but David Brown Automotive is finally beginning the start of production with the first hand-made models expected out of the workshop by the end of this month.
Described by the Silverstone based creators as being ‘one of a kind’, the Mini Remastered, Oselli Editionis to be produced on a limited production run of 60 cars and to celebrate the first Mini launching in 1959.
Bespoke and hand-crafted with a drivetrain engineered in direct synergy with Oselli, the acclaimed engine tuning specialist, the race-ready pocket-rocket will apparently be the most powerful Mini Remastered ever created.
The close partnership with Oselli allows for significant enhancement of the Mini Remastered ‘A-series’ engine, with capacity increased to 1,450cc, featuring twin SU carburettors, alongside other performance upgrades, which is said to “deliver buckets of torque for a thrilling driving experience“. The powertrain upgrade also facilitates the inclusion of a five-speed gearbox.
Michelle Gay, Sales & Marketing Director at David Brown Automotive, said:
“We are very pleased to have the first examples of Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition almost ready to hit the road – or the racetrack. Alongside our engineering partner, Oselli, we are committed to making sure this performance version of Mini Remastered is the complete package, so alongside challenges around the pandemic, this model has been in planning for longer than usual, but only to allow us to perfect the ultimate race-ready city car package. This car is truly in a class of its own as a fun and spirited small car that can be enjoyed around town in the week, and then taken to the track at the weekend offering customers true versatility.”
Chassis and suspension are uprated with a race-ready emphasis on ‘driving experience’. A race-spec brake kit arrives in the shape of larger brake discs and four-pot calipers to the front, whilst still retaining those trusty alloy brake drums on the rear.
A number of new design options also live up to the standard of the performance-orientated classic car’s sporty look and feel. Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition can be ordered in either a two- or four-seat configuration, with the two-seater featuring bucket seats shaped for a thrilling ride and a rear hand-trimmed roll cage, while a four-point seatbelt harness only adds to the feel of a car intended for the racetrack.
The limited run of 60 cars for Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition expected to sell out with sold commissioned cars already in build. Prices are said to be around £98,000.00 for the four-seater version of the car, 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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