Well, i was goofing off on the web and came across a funky little story about the MINI exhaust. I haven't seen this mentioned before, but if it has sorry. I was just wondering if anyone knows if this is true, or just a cool story.
"Another little detail has purely something to do with the design of the mini. It is about the exhaust pipe. (One on the cooper, two on the S). The story goes, (and I do not quite know where I got it from), that the design team at BMW was about to show the full size model of the car in a preliminary presentation. Everything seemed pretty much designed. Except for the exhaust pipe. It was just this typically shaped piece of pipe. It was late at night, (which makes the story sound true) and one of the designers just had a beer (true?, maybe a soda)... And so she just cut of the top of the can, spray painted it silver and stuck it onto the then exhaust pipe. Just for fun. The designer in Chief liked the look, as did everybody else, and so all minis now have exhausts that look like a bottom of a Beer-can. True story?... I hope it is. I really hope it is. Maybe you know more than me?, maybe you can find out. Call BMW, ask them."
It is definitely a true story. It was passed down to all of us who had the fortune of going to the MINI corporate training when the car was launched here in the states. It was actually a can of Budweiser.
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