The Mini Oselli edition is a restomod inspired by the race: CityAM
David Brown Automotive has unveiled a limited edition and a faster version of its Mini Remastered restaurant. Called the Mini Remastered Oselli Edition, the car was created in partnership with tuning specialist Oselli, who has been preparing racing Minis and MGs since the 1960s. Only 60 examples will be built.
The more powerful Mini is powered by an Oselli-tuned version of the BMC A-Series four-cylinder petrol engine, with an increased capacity from 1275cc to 1450cc.
It’s the most powerful Mini Remastered to date, with David Brown Automotive claiming 125 hp and a 0-62 mph time of 7.8 seconds. Engine upgrades include a reinforced crankshaft, performance-oriented camshaft, and twin-SU carburetor setup.
The car also benefits from AP Racing brakes, Bilstein’s sports suspension and a free-flowing exhaust system. Wider 13-inch wheels with high-speed tires are designed to maintain grip on the road or track.
The styling changes include the number ’60’ in the grille – a nod to the fact that 60 years have passed since the original Mini rolled off the production line when the car was designed. The Oselli Edition also gains LED lights and a number of unique paint colors.
The car can be ordered in a two- or four-seater configuration, with the two-seater with bucket seats and a hand-lined rear roll cage, as well as a four-point harness. It is also possible to install two fuel tanks for additional range.
The Mini is available to order now, but don’t expect fast delivery – a David Brown Automotive spokesperson told us each car takes 18 months (and around 1,500 hours) to build by hand.
We understand it costs around £ 80,000, although this has yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned for a review soon.
It is a concept that City AM has been on board for some time. In his review of the David Brown Mini Remastered 2019, my colleague Tim Pitt said: “After a few hours of traveling the capital, I am in the grip of its charm”.
Daniel Puddicombe writes for Motoring Research