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David Brown unveils Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition

Hot-rodded early Minis available with left- or right-hand drive


David Brown Automotive has unveiled the first examples of its Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition, with the vehicles, based on original versions of the Mini, to be available in left- or right-hand drive. 

“Made in partnership with race powertrain specialists, Oselli, the new car from David Brown Automotive is the most performance-focused version of the Mini Remastered created to date by the company,”  according to the news release from the company based in Silverstone, England.

“The car launches with a power rating of 125 hp at 6,200 rpm, a torque rating of 113 ft-lb at 4,500 rpm and an impressive 0-62 mph time of 7.8 seconds,” the announcement proclaimed. 

“Designed and engineered to have a dual personality, Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition is just as comfortable on city streets as it is on the racetrack.” 

David Brown Automotive termed the remastered Mini to be “the ultra-performance focused iconic city car.” It said the performance enhancements represent a 70 percent power boost over the standard model, and noted that the vehicles can be equipped with bucket seats, half-roll cage, multi-point harnesses, suspension upgrades and limited-slip differentials.

The cars are hand-built to order at Silverstone and then go to Oselli in Buckinghamshire for engine tuning and other performance enhancements. 

Among the enhancements are ported and polished cylinder head, stronger crankshaft, high-torque performance-oriented camshaft, twin-SU carburetors, AP Racing brakes, Bilstein suspension, and 13-inch wheels. 

Cars come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission, with an automatic available.

Cars can be painted in “Carbon Gray” or “Old English White” with “Competition Red,” “Royal Blue,” or “Heritage Green” accents. Those colors carry through the redone interior as well.

“The grille of the performance car shows the number ‘60’ in contrasting hues as a nod not only to the race numbers that show on cars taking to the track, but also to the 60 years since the original Mini first rolled off the production line,” the company said.

The car can be ordered as a 2- or 4-seater, and with twin fuel tanks for longer range touring or for racing events.

“Pricing is available on application,” David Brown Automotive adds.

For more information, visit the Mini Remastered, Oselli Edition website.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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