Improving on a classic is no easy feat. Yet, the David Brown Remastered Mini Oselli Edition manages to accomplish just that. With a series of 60 examples, the Oselli Edition David Brown Remastered is one of the finest resto-modded original Mini Coopers ever built. Oselli Engineering took it upon themselves to use modern technology to improve the Mini’s original design and make it stronger, faster, and smarter. The engine is a rage-filled 1.4-liter producing 125-horsepower bolted to a five-speed manual transmission. Off the line, it will reach 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. A top speed of 100 mph might sound dated, but the Mini Remastered is not about straight-line speed. This is a car built for cornering at flat-out speeds—a rolling underdog with a bite to match its bark.
Over the original Mini’s lifespan, the car has become a fashion icon in its own right. Therefore, the Mini Remastered Oselli Edition treats the senses to a series of luxury upgrades. The car’s modern features include power steering, power windows, USB ports, an infotainment screen, and air conditioning for the driver’s comfort. The interior is race-inspired with a four-point harness and three-point seat belts. However, this is a gentleman’s racer, so it has tasteful details. For example, the rear roll cage is hidden from the eye with leather upholstery. The rear trunk is lined with leather and safeguarded with black chrome luggage rails.
Exterior details on the Mini Remastered find a balance between tradition and evolution. The headlamps are LED Halos, and the Mini exhales through a free-flow sports exhaust system. Each of the 60 cars displays a hand-painted racing number on its black chrome grille. Wheels roll in a size 13 and are available in either Graphite or Gold. A beautifully crafted vehicle such as this will most certainly have a price tag to match. However, you get what you pay for, and in this case, what you get is a remastered automotive icon you can drive every day.
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