Mini Remastered launches hot Oselli Edition

Limited to just 60 examples, the high-performance Oselli Edition packs 40 per cent more power but comes with a hefty price tag

To honour and celebrate the debut of the original Issigonis-designed Mini 60 years ago David Brown Automotive has announced a limited-run Oselli Edition of its Mini Remastered. Featuring a larger A Series engine and a new gearbox, as well as a host of customisation possibilities, the Oselli Edition will be limited to just 60 examples. You’ll have to dig deep though, as prices start at £117,600 (including VAT).

As the name suggests, Mini Remastered has teamed up with renowned classic car specialist and engine tuner Oselli to provide a 1420cc Stage 3 version of the four-cylinder A series which is good for over 100bhp – a 40 per cent increase over the version of the engine found in the standard Mini Remastered. Further modifications have been made to both the exhaust and the air intake, while a five-speed gearbox has been added for less frenetic cruising.

Subscribe to evo magazine

If you're passionate about the world's greatest performance cars, experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Try your first 5 issues for £5.

> Mini John Cooper Works review - quick and engaging but suffering from middle-aged spread

There’s more to the Oselli Edition than just an engine upgrade – let’s face it, you’d hope so given the price – with a set of chassis revisions designed to finely hone the Mini’s reactions. There’s a set of adjustable Spax dampers along with Enkei 7x13-inch alloys (finished in gold or silver), with those wheels hiding a set of upgraded brakes, too. Up front there are larger-diameter discs clamped by four-piston calipers, while the rear set-up features alloy drums.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

To differentiate the Oselli Edition from the run-of-the-mill Mini Remastered, its styling has been honed to include special hues and other accoutrements. Two colours will be offered – off white or dark grey – and can be accompanied by full-length racing stripes in either crimson, royal blue or racing green. The cast alloy engine cover is colour-coded to the exterior stripe, while exterior brightwork is darkened and includes black arch extensions, mirrors and door handles. A black mesh grille finishes off the package along with a pair of LED spotlights.

Inside there’s a choice of two interior options – either the full four-seater or a two-seat version with a hand-finished roll-cage in the back. This latter option is equipped with hand-trimmed bucket seats and a rear storage compartment, and can also be fitted with four-point Sabelt harnesses. You can even order personalised matching race suits and helmets to go with your Oselli Edition…

Pre-orders for the Oselli Edition are being taken now with the first deliveries expected in 2020. The four-seat model starts at £117,600, while the two-seat version costs from £129,600 (both prices inclusive of VAT). So what are you choosing? An Oselli Edition, or a Cayman GT4 and an Up GTI and £40k in the bank?

Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/alfa-romeo/21322/alfa-romeo-to-launch-new-700bhp-8c-and-600bhp-gtv-coupe
Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo culls sports car programme in wake of FCA merger

Italian’s future performance models killed off in favour of more profitable SUVs
11 Nov 2019
Visit/caterham/201924/caterham-620r-v-ariel-atom-35-v-elemental-rp1
Caterham

Caterham 620R v Ariel Atom 3.5 v Elemental Rp1

Flight Club - lightweight track day toys with heavyweight powertrains, Steve Sutcliffe compares them on track at Anglesey circuit in Wales
5 Nov 2019
Visit/toyota/yaris/201932/toyota-yaris-gr-4-hot-hatchback-teased-successor-to-the-grmn-and-a-true-wrc
Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris GR-4 hot hatchback teased – successor to the GRMN and a true WRC homologation special

Gazoo Racing to follow up its 2019 WRC championship with an all-new car based on the GR-4 hot hatch
6 Nov 2019
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019