Just in time for its 60th anniversary.
This year marks a new era for Mini as the automaker recently revealed its first-ever fully electric car for the modern age: the Mini Cooper SE. If, however, you prefer the original, old-school Mini, David Brown Automotive is preparing a special 60th-anniversary tribute.
A few years ago, the company presented the Mini Remastered, a modern take on the iconic original Mini from the 1960s. Now, David Brown Automotive is making a high-performance version. Previewed in a teaser image, the Performance Mini Remastered will be limited to just 60 units to mark the number of years since the original Mini debuted in 1959.
Technical details about the limited-edition Performance Mini Remastered are unknown, but David Brown Automotive has confirmed it will be made in partnership with classic car performance specialists, Oselli, which will develop the engine and other performance upgrades. Oselli has experience rebuilding and improving engines, as well as preparing, building and racing cars in motorsport events.
The limited-edition Mini Remastered will be the most powerful Mini Remastered to date, featuring "all-new performance-driven options" and special one-off color combinations, developed exclusively by David Brown Automotive.
For reference, the original Mini Remastered features a rebuilt version of the original car's engine that produces 94 hp – nearly double the power of the original 55-hp Mini Cooper from the 1960s. Each Mini Remastered takes around 1,000 hours to build and costs £75,000 ($95,000), so expect the high-performance version to be even more expensive. The limited-edition Mini Remastered will make its world debut at the Goodwood Revival on September 13.
"We are extremely excited to announce this pioneering new partnership with Oselli," said David Brown. "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."
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