The old mini Mini is back
The mini Mini is back. Fans of the famed British brick that have been dismayed at the continual growth and weight gain of the Bmw-owned Mini brand will be satisfied by boutique British GT builder, David Brown Automotive, which has issued a re-release of the original icon.
Officially labelled Mini Remastered, David Brown Automotive’s take on the classic Mini sees an all-new coach built body using traditional techniques, but updated to a more modern finish thanks to ‘‘de-seaming’’ the exterior and welding in bespoke structural enhancements.
In a tip of the hat to David Brown Automotive’s Speedback GT, the Mini Remastered features a custom billet aluminium grille, enamelled David Brown Automotive badges and LED rear light clusters that mimic the look of the the larger model.
Other bespoke and thoroughly modern touches include puddle lamps concealed in the Mini Remastered’s bulletshaped mirror housings, Keyless Go proximity key with push-button start, and inbuilt navigation.
David Brown Automotive has stayed true to the Mini’s heritage with a rebuilt version of the original 1.3-litre BMC four-cylinder engine - the largest of the original engines but 50 per cent more power than the original.
David Brown Mini Remastered range.