The David Brown Remastered Classic Mini is a retro-modded Mini of the highest order. And now there’s a new version called the Oselli Edition that’s even further enhanced and track focused. Carfection took the car on track to see just how thoroughly remastered this car is.
But what doesremastered mean? Start with a classic Mini and then do a complete restoration down to the bare metal. From there add modern features and conveniences and finish them all off with all the craftsmanship you’d expect in a bespoke English car.
Yet they cost over £100,000 and that’s without any options. A recent test drive from Autocar featured at version with an MSRP of £130,000. How could a Mini possibly be this expensive? This is a car that takes 1400 hours to produce and is fill of the meticulous quality and exceptional materials. the process starts with a donor car sourced usually from the late 1980s/1990s Mini editions. Through a complex process of de-seaming, strengthening and e-coating, they future-proof the original frame to combat corrosion. New bodies are formed from original British Motor Heritage tooling, painted and fitted with fine detail touches. Case in point look at the wing mirrors, fuel filler cap, LED light fittings and central twin exhausts, which give the original engine (bored out to 1445cc a healthy 125 bhp.
David Brown Remastered Classic Mini – Full Specifications
|Engine||Ultimate-road spec. A-series engine|
|Maximum Power||125 hp @ 6,200 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||113 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm|
|Fueling System||Twin SU Carburettors|
|Maximum Speed||>100 mph / / >160 km/h|
0-62 mph (0-100 km/h)