LIMITED EDITION MINI 1499 GT PAY HOMAGE TO AN ICONDate: 2017-10-13
The new limited-edition Mini, dubbed the 1499 GT, is designed to pay homage to the classic 1275 GT. The Mini will be limited to just 1,499 units in the UK market and the automaker says, just like the car that inspired it, "the new Mini 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 horsepower, resulting in a 96 km/h sprint time of 10.1 seconds.
Visually, customers will be able to choose between Pepper White of Midnight Black paint. If Pepper White is selected, the car will feature distinctive black graphics, and if Midnight Black is the paint you are going for, it will be paired with gold side stripes.
All 1,499 units that are bound for the production line include black 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows and clear indicator lenses. Additionally, the Mini 1499 GT has John Cooper Works front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a small spoiler and bespoke door entry plates.
The final changes to the limited-edition Mini 1499 GT include sports suspensions, sports seats in Dinamica and leather. The 1499 GT also features John Cooper Works badges, a steering wheel with Chilli Red stitching, Piano Black trimmings and Carbon Black interior. There is also an Anthracite headlining.
Have a look at the gallery to see the Mini 1499 GT.