David Brown launches hot version of Mini Remastered

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David Brown launches hot version of Mini Remastered

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From Autocar magazine:-
"David Brown Automotive has unveiled a limited-run performance variant of its sympathetically modernised Mini Remastered to mark the motoring icon's 60th birthday. The Oselli Edition has been modified by classic motorsport specialist Oselli. It features an uprated version of the original A-Series engine but with capacity increased from 1.0 litre to 1.4 litres for a power output of 109bhp – a 40% increase over the standard Mini Remastered unit. Alongside the addition of a fifth gear for lower revs at higher speeds, the Oselli Edition receives a revamped exhaust and air intake system to cope with the extra power. Underneath, there are Spax adjustable performance dampers, wider wheels and tyres and an upgraded braking system comprising four-piston calipers at the front and alloy drums at the back. David Brown will produce 60 examples of the Oselli Edition, priced from £98,000 for a four-seater and £108,000 for a two-seater with a roll cage."
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new- ... remastered
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I'm sorry but you could build a better Mini than that and still have change left over for a very nice modern, I'm sure I saw somewhere that it's being launched at the Revival
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Flogging a dead horse or what......!
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They seem to be getting through enough of them so there’s clearly a market. It’s very much a Mini with the ICON 4x4 or Singer 911 treatment applied to it and they both have multi year waiting lists.

If you were to find a business willing to make you something similar and actually charged you appropriately it might not be £100k but I think the real price would be frighteningly high. I did a bit of rough envelope maths and came to £45k for a MK3 with a more refined W&P style.
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I’ve said before I’d sooner buy a Swiftune Madgwick! Looks much nicer with a better pedigree and half the price!

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I can see why some are attracted to this but for less than half the price you could have John Hammel's fabulous W&P Mk2 S - a proper luxury Mini if ever there was one (it's advertised in Cooperworld mag this month).
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The thing is, 'we' are not their target market, these are aimed at people with the cash but not the 'baggage' that in their eyes mini enthusiasts like us carry. Their buyers are simply prepared to buy a bespoke product marketed at them as they would also pay huge premiums for Overfinch range rovers etc..

if they can make a go of it, fair play to them, but like Tim, I'd have the Speedwell option every time, but DB's customers wouldn't probably understand that choice.

I felt the same about the Caterham limited editions launched a couple of years ago with 'historic styling cues' - they cost more than the nicest restored S2 seven they were aping. I know which I'd go for.

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coopertim wrote:I’ve said before I’d sooner buy a Swiftune Madgwick! Looks much nicer with a better pedigree and half the price!

Tim
Me too. I’ve seen a couple of these and they are very nice..
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I cannot for the life of me imagine why anyone would buy one of those things.

I guess some folks have more money than sense & there always seems to be a market for vulgar tat!
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Someone told me about these a couple of months ago...
Not my cup of Tea, but well, im sure most will end up abroad as Rich Boys Toys !!
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