Arden Automobilbau, the German specialists for British luxury vehicles
put their hands on the New Mini. Only 40 cars will be produced. The
limited series refers to a racing success which they had achieved
40 years ago, in 1969.
To celebrate the anniversary decently, Arden's interior workshop
extensively covers the respective parts with finest leather. Thus the
cabin of England's smallest car is turned into a luxury car's. Besides
the changes inside, also the outside is improved.
There are mesh inserts made from stainless steel at the front and the
rear. Rims measure 18 Inch, and a 30mm lowering round off the exterior
changes. So more sporty driving manners are provided too. Also the
Arden exhaust system, which even includes sports catalysts,
is more than just cosmetics.
Thanks to it, in addition to a more effective intercooler and an
adopted engine control, an extra output of 40 Hp are generated. Torque
betters by 50 Nm. To decelerate the fast Mini, Arden have fitted a
sports braking system featuring 6-pistons at the front.
In return for a signature under a contract on the 'Arden Mini Equipe
40th Anniversary 2009', the owner of the company himself, Jochen Arden,
signs the vehicle personally. If you would like to know whether it's really
worth it, check the link to Arden's website next to this text, at the