The wraps have just been taken off a new limited-edition Mini dubbed the 1499 GT.
Designed to pay homage to the classic 1275 GT, the car will be limited to just 1,499 units in the UK market. The automaker says just like the car that inspired it, the new 1499 GT is affordable, offers unique styling features and an “entertaining drive.”
Powering the Mini 1499 GT is a small-capacity Twin Power turbo three-cylinder engine with 102 hp, resulting in a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) sprint time of 10.1 seconds.
Visually, customers will be able to opt for Pepper White or Midnight Black paint. If Pepper White is selected, the car will feature distinctive black graphics. On the other hand, the Midnight Black paint is paired with gold side stripes.
All 1,499 units bound for the production line include black 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, and clear indicator lenses. Additionally, the 1499 GT has John Cooper Works front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a small spoiler and bespoke door entry plates.
Final changes to the limited-run Mini include sports suspension, sports seats in Dinamica and leather, JCW badges, a JCW steering wheel with Chilli Red stitching, Piano Black trimmings, and Carbon Black interior details. There’s also an Anthracite headlining.