2016 Dodge Viper ACR and 2016 MINI John Cooper Works From One End of the Performance Car Spectrum Waaaaaaaay over to the Other
May09

2016 Dodge Viper ACR and 2016 MINI John Cooper Works From One End of the Performance Car Spectrum Waaaaaaaay over to the Other

From One End of the Performance Car Spectrum Waaaaaaaay over to the Other (Video, Specs and Photo Gallery) The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR and the 2016 MINI John Cooper Works… Two cars of very different lineage, very different purpose, very different pedigree and very, very, very different performance. But, they have something essential in common. They share one spirit… The spirit of edge of your seat driving and the true joy of...

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MINI Superleggera Vision Concept: A MINI Coupe We Actually Want
May23

MINI Superleggera Vision Concept: A MINI Coupe We Actually Want

This is the MINI Superleggera Vision.  And, it looks like the MINI Coupe everyone was hoping for when MINI announced they were making a two-door, two-seater a few years back.  Unfortunately, it isn’t headed to production.   The MINI Superleggera Vision concept car is, just that, a concept designed to show off beautiful one-off coachwork craftsmanship for MINI for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 on Lake Como in...

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New MINI John Cooper Works Concept
Dec17

New MINI John Cooper Works Concept

Last month in Oxford, MINI unveiled the 2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop, a.k.a. the latest version of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S, which is pretty big evolution from the current iteration.  It’s bigger, more powerful and loses the giant center speedometer (so sad). With new MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S hardtops comes a need for a new MINI Cooper John Cooper Works.  Enter the MINI John Cooper Works Concept.  For better or for...

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2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop: The New MINI Debuts in Oxford (Updated: Price)
Nov19

2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop: The New MINI Debuts in Oxford (Updated: Price)

So, there is a new MINI Cooper Hardtop, the third generation since the brand’s resurrection twelve years ago.  Only now, instead of just calling the two-door hatchback the Cooper (or Cooper S) Hardtop, MINI has taken to calling it the MINI Cooper Original.  Catchy name, but does this latest MINI Cooper have any resemblance at all to the true original Mini, the one that changed the motoring world in 1959?   Back in the...

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MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman in Frozen Black: MINI Goes Matte
Oct20

MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman in Frozen Black: MINI Goes Matte

Matte paint has been all the rage for a few years now.  Not surprising, since a well-done matte finish looks great and can make an already pulchritudinous (word of the day app) car even better.  Several years ago, BMW was at the vanguard of the matte finish trend and has been offering “Frozen” editions of their cars for some time now, albeit in very limited numbers. As the latest member of the BMW Group to hop on the matte...

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2015 MINI Cooper Sees Major Technology Changes
Oct05

2015 MINI Cooper Sees Major Technology Changes

The 2015 MINI Cooper (F56) is set to be unveiled at MINI’s Oxford, UK factory in November, and it will feature some major technology changes.  The biggest change for the 2015 MINI Cooper is probably under the bonnet (that’s the hood, by the way).  Since its return to the U.S. market, the MINI Cooper and it varied variations have been powered a 1.6 liter four-cylinder, be it naturally aspirated, supercharged or...

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MINI Vision Looks at the Future of "Actual Size" Cars
Jul26

MINI Vision Looks at the Future of "Actual Size" Cars

MINI is getting set to reveal the third generation of the Cooper Hardtop three-door hatchback that is the cornerstone of its brand and provider of the mental image most of us have when hear the word “MINI”.  While many have seen the spyshots and leaked photos of the next-gen MINI at various times on the intertubes, MINI has released the MINI Vision concept to give us a good look into the design philosophy that is going...

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MINI Countryman ALL4 Camp, Clubvan Camper and Cowley Caravan: MINI Goes Camping
Jul20

MINI Countryman ALL4 Camp, Clubvan Camper and Cowley Caravan: MINI Goes Camping

MINI loves to make really cool one-off design studies that would (and could) actually be sold and then never, ever sell them.  Kinda mean, don’t you think?  I think so.  The most recent in MINI’s nanny-nanny-boo-boo product line are the Getaway Cars.  The MINI Clubvan Camper, Countryman ALL4 Camp, and Cowley Caravan are three products designed to be self-contained, or nearly self-contained MINI-designed campers (or...

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Full 2014 MINI Price List
Jun16

Full 2014 MINI Price List

It’s the middle of June.  Father’s Day to be precise.  So, that means the new model year is just around the corner.  That also means new prices are also just around the corner.  Here is the full 2014 price list for the complete MINI line.  2014 should also usher in the new MINI Cooper Hardtop body style.  If you like the current MINI Cooper Hardtop hatchback, better hurry.  The next one is going to be quite a change....

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Driven: 2013 Mini Cooper S Paceman: The Goldilocks Mini – Road Test
Apr23

Driven: 2013 Mini Cooper S Paceman: The Goldilocks Mini – Road Test

It’s raining in Coconut Creek, Florida.  Hard.  The kind of rain that shows up as a big purple blob on satellite weather maps.  The kind that makes the inside of your car sound as if you’re taking flak in a WWII fighter plane.  The kind that wakes windshield-wiper manufactures in the middle of the night.  I’m not sure if this is a terrible day to test out MINI’s new sport ute the Cooper Paceman or the best day...

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