Mini’s parent company BMW are taking a step in the right direction. Coming up with a model to compete head to head with sports inspired roadsters like Mazda’s MX-5. Dubbed the Speedster, the future Mini promises to be the fastest model in the line-up.

The Mini Speedster promises to be a genuine sports car, with a shorter and wider stance than the standard model. Not to differentiate itself from all other Minis, the Speedster will keep the split front grill, hood scoop and center exit exhaust that have become standard issue on all of the modern Mini models. However the Speedster will ditch the cramped rear seats found in Mini Cabrio the becoming a strictly two seater.

The new open air Mini is expected to be launched in 2011 for a price of around £18,000. Expect a JCW version to follow shortly after.

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Source: AutoExpress

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9 comments:

  (116) posted on 04.30.2009

This is speedster is cool and exciting to have I cant wait to see and get more spec with this sporty mini

  (177) posted on 04.30.2009

Certainly this vision from BM to provide us a mini sports car is a god move. This will show that mini can really go the extra mile. While its competitor like Mazda could only think of making their line up ready for the new trend in the mini car industry—the extra speed and extra power!

  (183) posted on 04.30.2009

Orange is my favorite color. And since the concept car is orange. This must mean that its going to be good and better than Mazda!

  (180) posted on 04.30.2009

The mini would do just great in the market. It seems that that MX-5 is up for a healthy competition.

  (318) posted on 04.30.2009

This is not the only new about Mini. BMW announced the production of a Mini powered by an electric motor. It will be the world’s first manufactured premium car of more than 500 all-electric vehicles. Now get a swarming of electric mini soon.

  (231) posted on 04.30.2009

FYI: Mini is a British automotive brand owned by the BMW Group that has produced the successor of the original Mini in Oxford, England since April 2001. Currently three body variants are available: hatchback, convertible and Clubman. The Speedster is the latest addition to feature a real sport car for mini.

  (289) posted on 04.30.2009

The Mazda MX-5, also known as Miata in North America and Roadster in Japan, is a two-seater roadster sports car built by Mazda in Hiroshima, Japan – introduced in 1989 and now in its third generation. It deserve its credit for emboldening other companies like the BM. And this time BM is taking the competition to a higher ground with its Mini open air. Interesting

  (314) posted on 04.30.2009

This open-air rendering for th4e Mini is just part of the tuning up I think the real target here is to turn it into a real marketable sporty mini car .

  (421) posted on 04.29.2009

If BM will be able to make it as the fastes on its league, the Bimmer company must be spending here just to make sure this little car gets it way on track. With this open air feature who would not want ot keep one in the garage’s spare space?

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