Mini gets its pants kicked by the 911

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In one of the most over-hyped races of this century, the new Porsche 911 beat the pants off of the Mini Cooper at Road Atlanta.

The race was talked about on automotive websites all across the United States and it even brought in a Korean company, Hyundai, who offered to step in for Porsche if the German automaker didn’t feel up to the task.

Mini had created a small circuit inside Road Atlanta that was designed to help the Mini and hold back the power of the 911, but it didn’t work. The 911 beat the Mini by two seconds and although that doesn’t sound like much, two seconds is years on a small road course.

Mini is pointing to the price difference between the two, which was around $38,000 a second, but it was clear that the extra money was well spent. If you want a car that is faster than the Mini, buy a Porsche.

Maybe Mini should call up Hyundai and race them, it seems they would stand a better chance.

Hit the jump for two more videos of the race.

Source: Facebook

7 comments:

Oh yeah, there you go MINI, now who is eating the dust?hehe I wonder on what the hell was the MINI thinking when they dare the Porsche ? Even in the start of the race, I know everyone already knows on who will win.

haha. I heard about this news last year.. Mini dares the Porsche for a race. The Porsche doesn’t bother to reply though Mini is literally insulting their car. However, it seems that the silence treatment is over that’s why the dream of Mini comes true.. but they already lose their luck!

Yeah, it was talked about all over the net and I think MINI have made several teaser video for Porsche and asking them to race with the Cooper! There such a loser for acting like that.

haha. Now who have eaten the dust? I feel ashamed for MINI, who has been so boastful in competing with the Porsche 911. Although, its 2 seconds difference, still Porsche has win the race!

well the race is all about the handling and suspension of the mini. power is useless with out the handling capability of a car.

it doesn’t matter if the mini loose the race.. mini just represents what the mini is capable of..

it doesn’t matter good thing that they tried their best to beat the 911 but unfortunately the mini was out performed by 911 by 2 seconds..

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