MINI Announces Special Edition 1499 GT as Tribute to Classic

One of MINI Cooper's best known models is the 1275 GT, which was one of the most affordable performance cars of its day. As a nod to its popularity, MINI has created a special edition model celebrating the brand's rich heritage as it pertains to this classic MINI.


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MINI customers in the UK now have a special opportunity: the chance to order a special edition 1499 GT which mimics the distinctive styling and entertaining drive of the 1969 original.


The 1275 GT badging reflected the increased engine capacity over the standard 998cc MINI, and the new 1499 GT replicates the iconic British racer. Producing 102 horsepower and 0-60 miles per hour in 10.1 seconds, its Twin Power Turbo three-cylinder engine is the perfect flashback to the original model. This limited edition model will be built in limited production from November 2017 to February 2018.


There will be a choice of two colors: Pepper White or Midnight Black. The Midnight Black gets distinctive gold 1499 GT side stripes while Pepper White models showcase the same original graphics, but in black. Additional exterior features include the John Cooper Works Sport Pack which include 17" Track Spoke alloy wheels in Black, dark tinted windows, and white indicator lenses. The styling pack features John Cooper Works front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a split level spoiler, and door entry plates.


Once inside you can expect the John Cooper Works Sports seats in Dinamica, leather JCW badges, a JCW steering wheel in perforated leather with multi-function controls, cruise control, and MINI Connected smartphone compatibility. The Piano Black interior trim as well as Carbon Black interior details are additional details in the cabin.


Although this model won't be sold in the U.S., we can look forward to pictures and more information in the coming months. We love the MINI Cooper heritage and the trail it continues to pave with its legacy.


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