MINI’s challenge of Porsche to a race at Road Atlanta is technically supposed to happen in a day’s time, but it’s far more complicated given that Porsche has yet to answer MINI’s invites, not the least of which include a number of hilarious videos courtesy of MINI USA’s big boss Jim McDowell, a parody of Rocky IV, an online petition, and even a flying a private plane with a banner on it over Porsche’s US headquarters in Atlanta.

So with a race set to take place without an opponent yet, MINI has gone into complete overdrive in luring Porsche into accepting their challenge. The latest twist in this oddball saga has MINI offering about 400 people to watch the whole spectacle and they’re bringing in their own fully-spec’d Porsche 911 Carrera S. The only problem is, Mini doesn’t know who they can get to drive that Porsche and also, what does Porsche think of having one of their signature models in a MINI event with no company sanction whatsoever. Can you say hissy fit?

We don’t know what’s going to come out of this, but we do know that fireworks will fly. That’s how MINI’s done it before and there’s no doubt in our minds that it’s how they will do it again. We are sure they’ve got something planned that’s going to take Porsche and everybody else by surprise.

Then again, Porsche should just accept the challenge, throttle MINI at the race, and get it over with. Right?


Source: Facebook

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  (498) posted on 03.9.2011

it seems that Mini is ready to make the Fiesta V Lamborghini type of thing. But I think there’s no competition between them.

  (1023) posted on 06.24.2010

what a good race.. i cannot tell that mini looses here, because it’s obvious that mini don’t have a chance to win over a v8 engine with turbo.

  (387) posted on 06.23.2010

the mini’s driver did his best.. but lost to a 911 with only 2 secs.. good enough but winning is winning..

  (211) posted on 06.22.2010

Well, I guess this story is becoming too pretty stupid to have something like this but yet I think the public are excited to see it.

  (434) posted on 06.22.2010

the 911 won the race and it was a close race. mini loses for only 2 seconds.. pretty nasty, isn’t it?

  (808) posted on 06.21.2010

If given a chance... i wont hesitat to be the driver of porche.. I push my self to the very limits.

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