RE: David Brown teases 'highly tuned' Mini Remastered

RE: David Brown teases 'highly tuned' Mini Remastered

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eliot

8,489 posts

199 months

Sunday 1st September
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bakerstreet said:
I spent a happy four years in the Mini scene and I have never heard of Oselli as an engine builder. The general rule of thumb was MED or Swiftune for great engines.
they been around for donkeys years

cookie1600

1,263 posts

106 months

Monday 9th September
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I just keep hearing that £130k going around and around in my head and thinking what I could do with it.

£40k on a blinding classic mini built to my requirements for fast-road and then a second-hand DB9 Volante, perhaps with a little change.

I really am not the customer they are looking for am I?

Blink982

462 posts

49 months

Monday 9th September
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I'm sure they'll sell some/most/all of these 60 cars...... but £130k for a Mini just seems daft. It goes against the grain of what the original mini was about ie cheap, fun transport. Buy an original, tart it up if you must but making it like a leather trimmed Bentley is just madness, even if it does have a nice engine.

VR6 Eug

109 posts

144 months

Monday 9th September
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You could buy a variety of good cars for that money!

lightbody

3 posts

9 months

Monday 9th September
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Just remember, each one of these ridiculously OTT Minis - involves the "destruction" of an original (increasingly rare) real Mini.

lord trumpton

5,318 posts

71 months

Monday 9th September
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Horrible, st little cars in my eyes smile

Augustus Windsock

1,767 posts

100 months

Monday 9th September
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Holy crap, Batman! How much?
And is my memory playing tricks on me bit I’m pretty sure that back in the early 80’s when I as but a callow youth, there were 1430 ‘A’ Series engines available ready built with more power than this?
In fact my friend has an ST Tuning Mini that featured on the front and inside Car & Car Conversions mag that was around that figure and that was a car built in the early 70’s iirc.

Edmundo2

806 posts

155 months

Tuesday 10th September
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£130k............................

How can anyone suggest that you couldn't build a really really really nice classic mini to rival this for half that amount? ( or have one built for you ). The mark up must be outrageous...hats off to them for recognising how many fools there are out there with enough shrapnel to chuck £130k at a nice classic mini with £40k worth of bits on it..

I get Singer as its building the ultimate analogue driving machine etc therefore the uber rich can go for it and experience something that's out of reach for the rest of society. To build a really we built , high performance , classic 911 with real attention to detail etc will cost way more than most can afford therefore the Singer appeals to the elite as an ultimate off the shelf toy. If you can afford £300k on a nice old RS you can probably afford £500k.... Lucky them and shame on us for not trying harder at school...

But this..? The ultimate what? It's not the ultimate mini as there's hundreds of builds out there that offer more performance/ fun / character etc... Therefore it's just the ultimate rich persons mini...i.e the most expensive

Dog poo. Sames goes for the DB monstrosity..such a shame that the really skilled craftsmanship that goes into them is so wasted on such pompous design/concept...

Rant over

( £130k?????. Maybe we could charge £170kkk..? Maybe £200k??? F*#ck it Dave..£250k...! )

cookie1600

1,263 posts

106 months

ash73

16,506 posts

166 months

Tuesday 10th September
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£130k for a Mr Bean Mini, and it'll dissolve into a pile of rust if you use it!

DonkeyApple

34,417 posts

114 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Augustus Windsock said:
Holy crap, Batman! How much?
And is my memory playing tricks on me bit I’m pretty sure that back in the early 80’s when I as but a callow youth, there were 1430 ‘A’ Series engines available ready built with more power than this?
In fact my friend has an ST Tuning Mini that featured on the front and inside Car & Car Conversions mag that was around that figure and that was a car built in the early 70’s iirc.
It’s not so much the peak power that matters as we all know that people have always been able to get massive power out of engines, the difference today is the uniformity of a run of engines due to better precision engineering and that peak power number available over wider and more usable ranges and with a much lower chance of total destruction.

You could build an A Series today that produced the same peak power as a racing A Series from the 70s or 80s and it would knock the socks off it because the power would be over a wider range of revs and the engine would last all year, let alone needing a build between races.

Arsecati

292 posts

62 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Oh come on...... COME ON!!!! That has got to be the most ridiculously inflated price I have ever seen for ANY car in my life! How can you possibly, POSSIBLY spend a 6 figure sum on a Mini, without it actually having 10's of thousands of pounds worth of actual gold and diamonds stuck all over it? SURELY there can't be that many idiots in the world to pay this much for one?

DonkeyApple

34,417 posts

114 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Arsecati said:
SURELY there can't be that many idiots in the world to pay this much for one?
Probably not but they are looking to sell them to the people with the brains to earn so much money that £130k is of no discernible value, that than to idiots who typically struggle to acquire such extreme wealth.

Schermerhorn

3,594 posts

134 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Americans in California love this sort of thing

When Singer started making their early cars there was no fuss, no advertising and everything was done quite casually and discreetly. Had they announced a £350k prettied up 964 with new shiny bits, people would have turned their noses up at it and not stopped whinging.

Cars like this should follow a similar model....build the best....select the best location to 'reveal' with the correct demographic/affluency....let the customers come to you....custom build to exacting requirements....charge what you like.

Schermerhorn

3,594 posts

134 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Arsecati said:
Oh come on...... COME ON!!!! That has got to be the most ridiculously inflated price I have ever seen for ANY car in my life! How can you possibly, POSSIBLY spend a 6 figure sum on a Mini, without it actually having 10's of thousands of pounds worth of actual gold and diamonds stuck all over it? SURELY there can't be that many idiots in the world to pay this much for one?
Calm down fella. You're going to blow a gasket.

J4CKO

27,995 posts

145 months

Tuesday 10th September
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DonkeyApple said:
Arsecati said:
SURELY there can't be that many idiots in the world to pay this much for one?
Probably not but they are looking to sell them to the people with the brains to earn so much money that £130k is of no discernible value, that than to idiots who typically struggle to acquire such extreme wealth.
Not always brains either, just luck a lot of the time.

As a normal punter with a house, partner, kids, dog and a salary it just isnt an option is it ? but if you are a tech billionaire, Youtuber with ten millions subscriber watching you clean your teeth or you inherited a few hundred million then it might be on your radar.

All down to perspective, I bought an Xbox game the other day for £32, didnt think twice (thats just how I roll... biggrin) as £32 is pretty trivial, but if I were a single parent on a low wage or benefits, struggling to make ends meet then £32 on a video game would be a big purchase.

We need to realise, there are a lot of folk with nothing int he world but there are also quite a few with more than enough wealth to spend 130 grand on a whim batting less of an eyelid than I did on the Xbox game,

Its not going to be on the list as possible for folk buying an Aygo or Kia Piccanto as an alternative, more up there with expensive watches, bottles of wine and for when you have really run out of things to buy, buying normal stuff and getting it encrusted with precious stones.

DonkeyApple

34,417 posts

114 months

Tuesday 10th September
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J4CKO said:
DonkeyApple said:
Arsecati said:
SURELY there can't be that many idiots in the world to pay this much for one?
Probably not but they are looking to sell them to the people with the brains to earn so much money that £130k is of no discernible value, that than to idiots who typically struggle to acquire such extreme wealth.
Not always brains either, just luck a lot of the time.

As a normal punter with a house, partner, kids, dog and a salary it just isnt an option is it ? but if you are a tech billionaire, Youtuber with ten millions subscriber watching you clean your teeth or you inherited a few hundred million then it might be on your radar.

All down to perspective, I bought an Xbox game the other day for £32, didnt think twice (thats just how I roll... biggrin) as £32 is pretty trivial, but if I were a single parent on a low wage or benefits, struggling to make ends meet then £32 on a video game would be a big purchase.

We need to realise, there are a lot of folk with nothing int he world but there are also quite a few with more than enough wealth to spend 130 grand on a whim batting less of an eyelid than I did on the Xbox game,

Its not going to be on the list as possible for folk buying an Aygo or Kia Piccanto as an alternative, more up there with expensive watches, bottles of wine and for when you have really run out of things to buy, buying normal stuff and getting it encrusted with precious stones.
That's the thing isn't it. Last week you might have bought your wife a £140k Hermes Birkin bag or a £200k Chanel bag and this week you fancy chucking her a mini for a change. Meanwhile some poor schmuck down the road is having to buy his wife a poxy Gadino bag because he's barely cleared £2m this year.

People should just be grateful that scrotes like Phil Green are too fat to get in and too short to see over the bonnet and if he did manage to get himself shoehorned in then he'd get knocked out 200 yds down the road by his bouncing titties. biggrin


832ark

839 posts

101 months

Tuesday 10th September
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If you just want a quick mini, buy a decent one and chuck a Honda B series in it. You can even get a kit now I believe which manages it with no external changes. Starts at 150bhp and goes up.

Arsecati

292 posts

62 months

Wednesday 11th September
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DonkeyApple said:
Probably not but they are looking to sell them to the people with the brains to earn so much money that £130k is of no discernible value, that than to idiots who typically struggle to acquire such extreme wealth.
There are so many faults to your argument here, I really couldn't be bothered. Though I will say, that I wouldn't regard the 99+% people on this planet who would 'typically struggle to acquire such extreme wealth' - idiots. But each to their own.

Arsecati

292 posts

62 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Schermerhorn said:
Calm down fella. You're going to blow a gasket.
It's just a rant on a forum mate - it's not real life! wink