Mini UK has introduced the special edition 1499 GT, which is inspired from the classic 1275 GT. The Mini 1499 GT will be built in a limited production run of just 1,499 cars between November 2017 and February 2018 with on road pricing of £16,990 (Approx. Rs. 14.60 Lakhs). The special edition recalls the entertaining drive, distinctive styling and low running costs of the 1969 original, which was one of the most affordable performance cars of its day. It can also be availed with the MINI John Cooper Works Sport Pack.
There will be a choice of two colours, Pepper White or Midnight Black. In Midnight Black, the car gets distinctive gold 1499 GT side stripes. Pepper White models feature the same distinctive graphics, but in black. Additional exterior features include the MINI John Cooper Works Sport Pack, featuring 17-inch Track Spoke alloy wheels in Black, dark tinted windows and white indicator lenses. The styling pack includes distinctive John Cooper Works front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a split level spoiler and John Cooper Works door entry plates. Interior features include John Cooper Works Sports seats in Dinamica and leather and JCW badges, a JCW steering wheel in perforated leather with Chilli Red stitching and multi-function controls.
Other highlights of the Mini 1499 GT include cruise control, a Visual Boost radio with MINI Connected smartphone compatibility and Piano Black interior trim, along with Carbon Black interior details and an Anthracite headlining. A sports suspension completes the MINI 1499 GT package, which also includes all of the standard equipment found on the MINI One Hatch. This includes features such as independent rear suspension, a six-speed manual gearbox with sports-car inspired rev matching technology, air conditioning and all-round disc brakes. Being powered by the 998cc Twin Power Turbo three-cylinder engine, it has maximum power output of 102bhp while it does a 0-100kmph sprint in merely 10.1 seconds.