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    MINI Superleggera™ Vision 2014

    Munich/Cernobbio. The BMW Group celebrates the meeting of the time-honoured and the contemporary at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 with a very special concept: the MINI Superleggera™ Vision. This exclusive interpretation of an open-top two-seater was created by MINI and Touring Superleggera, the tradition-steeped design and coach building house based in Milan. The MINI Superleggera™ Vision is on the one hand a classic roadster, a compact and agile two-seater, expressing the most minimalist and emotional style of motoring; and on the other hand its electric drivetrain gives the car distinctly modern driving dynamics. In collaboration with MINI, Touring Superleggera™ has designed and built an elaborately crafted, unique model which blends the tradition of classic coachwork construction with the MINI’s authentic British styling to create timeless aesthetic appeal.

    • Modern Britishness meets Italian flair: the iconic design of MINI meets elegant, athletic beauty - interpreted in contemporary style.
    • Classic Italian body construction and hand-shaped metal sheeting give the MINI SuperleggeraTM Vision a unique emotional appeal.
    • Both on the inside and outside, the form is reduced to the maximum extent so as to achieve a clear focus on the distinctive driving experience.
    • The interior reflects traditional coachwork construction in terms of materials and styling, combined with the icons of MINI interior design.
    • High-end materials such as leather, aluminium and black chrome highlight the clear aesthetics of the interior.


    Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design on the concept: "Touring Superleggera and MINI have much in common: both companies attach great importance to their history and this is something which defines their outward appearance to this day. What is more, they both emphasise iconic design and distinctive solutions. These elements are merged in the MINI SuperleggeraTM Vision to create an elegant automobile which interprets a British roadster under the influence of Italian style and hand craftsmanship."

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    MINI Superleggera Vision........ the real deal
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    A MINI roadster worthy as a MX5 competitor, loving it !
    Build it !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duell View Post
    A MINI roadster worthy as a MX5 competitor, loving it !
    Build it !!
    Now that'd be a car I'd want to buy! I really hope there will be some production version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duell View Post
    A MINI roadster worthy as a MX5 competitor, loving it !
    Build it !!
    Is it RWD though?

    The press release has no information on that end.

    Also, would this somewhat compete with low end BMW Z4s?

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    I understand that the Superleggera name is trademarked because of Touring, not BMW.

    Other than that, it does look good, but not a fan of the fin at the back and the electric motor. Also, if you are going to spend money on a small sportscar you most probably want it to be rear wheel drive not front wheel drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Other than that, it does look good, but not a fan of the fin at the back and the electric motor. Also, if you are going to spend money on a small sportscar you most probably want it to be rear wheel drive not front wheel drive.
    You're just old school, Electricity is the future! they say.
    It's also not my cup of tea. But ... we will see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duell View Post
    You're just old school, Electricity is the future! they say.
    It's also not my cup of tea. But ... we will see.
    Silence is good.

    Except when you want to hear a V8.
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