Sometimes, you just can't beat a classic. Take for example the Classic Mini. Sure it's smaller and not as high-tech compared to the new Minis made by BMW, but if there was a car that had bags of character, nostalgia, and is distinctly British, the old school Mini is surely one of them.
But with some preferring a Classic Mini with a bit more modernity, a company has taken the task of making that idea into reality. That company is David Brown Automotive, and they recently revealed the latest Mini Remastered. Combining the classic looks of the original Mini with modern technologies/electronics, the Mini Remastered is the bridge between the old and the new Mini.
But don't think that these Minis have aging chassis and body structures. Instead, David Brown Automotive handcrafts each and every model by using traditional coachbuilding techniques, and state-of-the-art processes. The result is a new structure and exterior body shell that has improved rigidity, better sound-proofing, and reliability. In total, over 1,000 man-hours go into the creation of each Mini Remastered.
Then there's the interior that comes with the highest quality materials available. It may look the same, but with features such as full-grain 'Whisper Gray' leather, leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum switches, and illuminated dials, the original Classic Mini can only wish it came with these back in the day. Also, don't expect to find a standard AM/FM radio on this Mini. To keep up with the times, it has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth as standard.
Plan to go on a weekend road-trip or an afternoon picnic? David Brown Automotive is even offering a bespoke roof rack. It's made from stainless steel and teak panels for that exquisite look and. When paired with the optional Ice White roof, it further gives the Mini a clean and upscale look.
As for what's under the hood, the original engine has undergone a complete transformation. Having been completely rebuilt with brand new parts and, David Brown Automotive claims the fine-tuned engine now makes 30% power than the original unit. It puts out 72 PS at 4600 rpm along with 119 Nm of torque. It can then be paired to either a four-speed or five-speed manual gearbox. Sorry automatic drivers, if you want to drive a pristine Mini like the Remastered, you better learn how to drive stick.
Interested in getting one for yourself? You can send them an inquiry through their official website or contact one of their sales representatives directly.