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Hang on, this isn’t a new car. It is, sort of. It’s called the Mini Remastered and it’s the work of formerly Coventry, now Silverstone-based coachbuilding start up, David Brown Automotive. The idea is to take an original Mini, pull it to bits and put back together with original(ish) looks on the outside, but thoroughly modern innards. Taking a car as universally-loved as the Mini and altering it, but with a light touch to preserve the goodwill towards it, is hardly an easy job. Just ask BMW. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done: Singer Vehicle Design took on the 911 and by retaining the charm and originality of the 964 in some areas, and massaging it in others, the results are so cool it physically hurts. Perhaps that’s the best way to think of this new Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive – it’s an original Mini that been Singer-ised – albeit in Silverstone, not Sun Valley, California.