MINI’s future coupe to be called Broadspeed
As you the classic compact British automaker, Mini, is planning on unveiling the new speedster concept this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Aside from the open-air roadster project, the German manufacturer is also working on a new coupe that will be called Broadspeed. The title comes from the 1966 Broadspeed GT Coupe that was based on a Mark 1 Austin Mini Cooper 1275 S and was also the name of a racing team that campaigned the agile Mini Coopers in the mid 1960’s.
It is speculated that the special edition Broadspeed will make its official debut before the speedster and it is expected to be available for purchase sometime early in 2011 and be the automaker’s most hardcore offering to date when offered in JCW trim. Like the upcoming speedster, the Broadspeed will be based on the R57 platform and will be some of the last Minis to use the current vehicle’s drive train.