David Brown Automotive has started production of the new Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition – the performance version of the classic city car limited to 60 bespoke models – with the first examples set to leave the workshop in April.
The drivetrain has been engineered in partnership with engine tuning specialist, Oselli to create the most powerful Mini Remastered ever. Described as “just as comfortable on city streets as it is on the racetrack”.
The traditional ‘A-series’ engine has an increased capacity of 1,450cc and features twin SU carburettors, alongside other performance upgrades and a five-speed gearbox. The model also benefits from uprated braking and suspension components to handle the extra power and speed.
The Oselli Edition can be ordered in either a two- or four-seat configuration, with the two-seater featuring shaped bucket seats and a rear roll cage and a four-point seatbelt harness for the racetrack.
“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.”Michelle Gay, Sales & Marketing Director at David Brown Automotive