Responding to MINI’s challenge of racing their Cooper S against a 911 Carrerra S, Porsche made it clear that they had no interest in accepting that challenge, even mentioning that they’d rather participate in races that have more at stake than just a couple of t-shirts and valet parking spaces.

MINI, in turn, is undaunted. Not quite ready to accept Porsche’s rejection, MINI - or in this case, MINI USA chief Jim McDowell - has released another message directed at his Porsche counterpart, Detlev Von Platen, telling the latter that if t-shirts and parking spots didn’t cut it for him, then MINI would have no problem raising the stakes.

Of course, in the world of MINI, ’raising the stakes’ is completely different from what Porsche is accustomed to. In addition to the aforementioned t-shirt and parking prizes, MINI is preparing to throw in a choice of Justin Beiber concert tickets, a lifetime membership to the Salami Of The Month club, a collection of pastel cashmere sweaters, or even a plaster statue of the Porsche chief that will be erected at MINI headquarter’s lobby for a week should Porsche win.

And if that still isn’t enough to get Porsche’s attention, MINI is also planning on doing a little home invasion of sorts by flying a banner plane over Porsche’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia with a simple message that reads: "Dear Porsche, Bring it. Love, Mini."

It’s beginning to look like a race that a lot of people are beginning to want to see, and now that the stakes are exponentially higher - how can Porsche pass up a chance at tickets to a Justin Beiber concert?! - Porsche may have no other course of action than to take MINI up on its challenge.

Oh, and before you watch the video, here’s a tip; check out the subtle wardrobe changes provided by Jim. They are actually pretty funny.

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Source: MINI Facebook

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9 comments:

  (134) posted on 05.27.2011

haha. I guess Porsche has no time to this childish game MINI. Well, I don’t like to underestimate this car manufacturer but guys..Porsche 911 is more powerful than Cooper!

  (619) posted on 10.22.2010

haha. now Porsche reply that they are not interested.

  (274) posted on 08.15.2010

Dream on MINI, the only way they could win is when the road gets bumpy. But this one’s really funny though.

  (407) posted on 06.17.2010

sorry mini, i guess porsche don’t want to waste their time with you.

  (313) posted on 06.16.2010

Responding to MINI’s challenge of racing their Cooper S against a 911 Carrerra S, Porsche made it clear that they had no interest in accepting that challenge, even mentioning that they’d rather participate in races that have more at stake than just a couple of t-shirts and valet parking spaces.MINI, in turn, is undaunted.

  (359) posted on 06.15.2010

This could be very exciting, and am expecting the speed of this MINI to take over the porshe. Hopefully, MINI will be able to left the Porshe behind.

  (228) posted on 06.15.2010

hmm, I guess you are right. I think mini has some surprises to beat the Porsche. Why don’t they challenge the Nissan GT-R?

  (329) posted on 06.14.2010

Nice! Even the sports ready car of audi is powered by E-tron.

  (392) posted on 06.14.2010

huh why do they have to race the mini cars to a porsche? do they want to prove something?

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