Currently reading: David Brown previews special edition Mini Remastered
Limited-run Mini will feature bespoke colour combinations and an uprated A-Series engine from racing specialist Oselli
Felix Page Autocar writer
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27 August 2019

David Brown Automotive has previewed a special edition of its Mini Remastered to celebrate the original motoring icon’s 60th birthday.

Set to be unveiled at next month’s Goodwood Revival event, the limited-run model will feature a number of performance-enhancing modifications and bespoke colour schemes. 

The original Mini’s A-Series engine will be retained, but has been tuned and modified by classic racing specialist Oselli. 

Precise details of the mechanical enhancements are yet to be confirmed, but are likely to include a lightweight camshaft, strengthened head and high-pressure oil pump, as with the standalone performance A-Series units Oselli currently sells. 

As well as unique liveries and uprated engine, the special edition Mini Remastered will be offered with optional matching race suits and helmets.

Company founder David Brown said: “We are experts in car design and engineering, while Oselli add to our combined knowledge as long-term specialists in honing race car performance.

“The classic Mini has a rich racing heritage and our new car, to be revealed in full soon, gives customers yet another reason to want to own a Mini Remastered now that we are also catering for the performance market.”

Just 60 will be built, and are expected to command a premium over the standard model’s £75,000 starting price. 

Silverstone-based David Brown Automotive was founded in 2013, and launched its first model, the Jaguar XK-based Speedback GT, the following year. 

The Mini Remastered was revealed in 2017 as a safer, more luxurious and subtly restyled version of Alec Issigonis’ 1959 city car. Production of two previous special editions, ‘Inspired by Café Racers’ and ‘Inspired by Monte Carlo’, was limited to just 25 units. 

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27 August 2019

Another joke car for people with more money than sense.

27 August 2019
Bob Cholmondeley wrote:

Another joke car for people with more money than sense.

 

 

Oh Shut up, As the previous owner of an original MINI and a long tern drive in this new one, from DB, they are complete different, the newer one, feels safer, goes better, quieter, comfier, and better put together, unless you have been in one for 500 miles + then shush

27 August 2019
jonboy4969 wrote:

Oh Shut up, As the previous owner of an original MINI and a long tern drive in this new one, from DB, they are complete different, the newer one, feels safer, goes better, quieter, comfier, and better put together, unless you have been in one for 500 miles + then shush

Have a word with yourself, everyone is entitled to an opinion, however you seem to think yours is more important, no one give a flying f*** if you think its a great car, anyone prepared to splash out £75k+ for a mini is absolutely bonkers batshit crazy. 

I have owned a couple of original minis, a Cooper S and a 1275GT, great cars in their own way, but would I want one irrespective of how well it had been improved, for that price, not even remotely. 

27 August 2019
Bob Cholmondeley wrote:

Another joke car for people with more money than sense.

Another joke post (unfunny) from a fool with an empty wallet and then less sense than money.

 

Yes, do shut up.

27 August 2019

........want.

27 August 2019

 Did I read that right?, £75,000 ?, for a lightly breathed on with a few fancy decals Mini?!, I’m gobsmacked!

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