Mini re­mas­tered: yours from £75k

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Front Page -

David Brown Au­to­mo­tive (DBA) has launched a low vol­ume ‘Mini Re­mas­tered’ based on the orig­i­nal Bri­tish clas­sic but fea­tur­ing mod­ern tech­nol­ogy.

Hand­built us­ing tra­di­tional coach­build­ing at the com­pany’s new head­quar­ters at Sil­ver­stone, Northamp­ton­shire, Mini Re­mas­tered fol­lows on from the Speed­back GT launched by DBA in 2014, with each car tak­ing around 1000 man hours to build. The cars are pow­ered by a fully re­con­di­tioned 1275cc en­gine with power in­creased by up to 50 per cent more than the orig­i­nal unit.

Mod­ern tech ap­pli­ances such as Ap­ple CarPlay, An­droid Auto and Key­less-Go are in­cluded. Pric­ing has yet to be con­firmed but ex­pected to start at around £75,000. The cars were pre­viewed in Be­hind the Bike Shed, Shored­itch, Lon­don on 6 April prior to the public launch at the Top Mar­ques Monaco show on 20-23 April.

‘ The car has been sub­tly trans­formed and up­dated to re­tain the orig­i­nal’s DNA, yet in­cludes key de­sign de­tails from Speed­back GT. How­ever, it’s been im­por­tant to re­main true to Alec Is­sigo­nis’ orig­i­nal con­cept, yet bring it into the 21st cen­tury,’ says com­pany founder, David Brown. David Brown ( no, not that one – Ed) www.david­brow­nau­to­mo­

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