Yeah, indeed, new Minis lack in charisma of classic ones. And I suppose that's because current Coopers are built in Germany. Well, sorry Fangio, but I think New Minis would be more impressive if they still were manufactured in the UK.
Mini Cooper S (Austin) specs
|Curb weight||698 kg (1539 lbs)|
|Dimensions||3.05 m (120 in) long, 1.41 m (56 in) wide, 1.35 m (53 in) high|
|Wheelbase||2.04 m (80 in)|
|Origin country||United Kingdom|
|Engine type||BMC A-series Straight 4|
|Displacement||1.3 l (78 ci / 1275 cc)|
|Power||77 ps (76 bhp / 57 kw) @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque||108 Nm (80 lb-ft) @ 3000 rpm|
|Power / liter||60 ps (60 hp)|
|Power / weight||110 ps (109 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||155 Nm (114 lb-ft) / t|
|Transmission||4 Speed Manual|
|Layout||front engine, front wheel drive|
Cooper S competition
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Mental 8y ago
Sebastian Jackson 7m ago
8 years on I know, but knew minis have always been manufactured in the UK, Oxford. Apart from irregular mods e.g. Clubman, Countryman.
Fangio Man 8y ago
I love this little thing!
Looks so fun to drive and looks cool!
It is a pity the new Minis lost what the old Mini had.
Brian Laidd 3m ago
I had one from new. Cornered on rails. Stopped by the police, the cop said I can't give you a ticket for speeding because you were so fast through the corners I couldn't keep up with you.
Shaggy 9y ago
I love those old school Minis, they're among the greatest cars ever made. They have rubber cone suspensions, they're as tough as all get out, only 10' long, yet seat 4 adults, and in Racing, they danced around larger, more powerful cars through the turns.
PeterN 9y ago
This is probably the greatest car ever made. ( or maybe jag e type, golf gti mk1, Ferrari 250 gto.)
anonymal 10y ago
the performance is great. for a 1969 car, low price car. the really first gti? who knows?
anonymal 10y ago
can someone put some performance stats or whatever. Best car ever made.
Super8 10y ago
The Italian Job star. I think this is the best Mini that ever made due to it's size and responsive handling and performance