New Mini 1499 GT special edition arrives

Built in homage of the classic 1275 GT, this special edition combines JCW looks with Mini One-like running costs

Mini is drawing inspiration from its past with a new 1499 GT special edition of the Mini One. Built in homage to the original 1275 GT from 1969, 1499 units of the model will be built featuring the same 101bhp three-cylinder turbocharged engine as the standard Mini One.

The 1499 GT features the sports suspension set up as featured in the Cooper S, as well as the JCW sports pack styling kit, clear indicators, 17-inch alloy wheels and a gold graphics pack. 

> Click here for our our review of the Mini Cooper S 

Inside, Mini has fitted fabric and leather trimmed sports seats, a JCW sports steering wheel, cruise control, an upgraded stereo and carbon black details.

The Mini One’s fundamental handling should remain, still offering the same controlled and polished driving experience that has defined the Mini since its re-launch way back in 2001. This latest generation Mini might have improved on ride comfort and practicality, but as standard it still has the most dynamic driving experience in the supermini class.

Only available in black and white, the 1499 GT edition is available for order now for £16,990, although the model is also available under an attractive finance deal to try and lure in younger buyers.

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