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OCT 11th 2017
Erin Baker

Erin Baker

The new Mini 1499 GT makes sporty style accessible

Mini has unveiled the limited-edition 1499 GT, inspired by the sporty 1969 1275 GT. Aimed at young drivers, the 1499 GT has John Cooper Works styling details but keeps the three-cylinder engine, mated to a six-speed manual box, with 102 horsepower on tap, making it ideal for younger drivers who struggle to afford the insurance on sporty derivatives.

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Erin Baker

A former Motoring Editor at the Telegraph, Erin Baker combines a bike licence and race licence with a love of high-speed cars and penchant for embarrassingly low-speed crashes. Now she has two sons, she’s largely put her leathers to one side, preferring the cut and thrust of automotive industry debates and wondering which cars have Isofix…

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