MINI Superleggera Concept is a Modern Day Classic - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > MINI News


MINI News News announcements related to the Mini are posted here

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 MINI Cooper Concept AutoGuide.com MINI News 0 Jul 26th, 2013 02:01 PM
Brands Hatch Mini Festival 22/23 June 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 20 Jun 23rd, 2013 10:03 PM
The Classic Mini Says “Happy Birthday” To The Porsche 911 mab01uk MINI in the Media 3 Jun 10th, 2013 08:09 AM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 06:11 PM
Mini Australia service chilld Dealership Feedback 4 Sep 4th, 2012 05:29 AM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 26th, 2014, 11:44 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 163
Local Time: 10:18 AM
MINI Superleggera Concept is a Modern Day Classic



Quote:
Thought MINI was done with interesting concepts after the Paceman pickup? Think again.

The British automaker has revealed its MINI Superleggera Vision, a one-off roadster that MINI says “elegantly perpetuates what the Classic MINI started 55 years ago: reduction to the essentials.” The handcrafted open-top two-seater is the result of a collaboration between MINI Design and Milan-based coachbuilder Touring Superleggera. High end materials were used throughout the MINI Superleggera Vision, including black chrome and bespoke Italian leather, while the traditional Italian body construction has been paired with an authentic British design.

Boasting hand-shaped aluminum body panels, an electric powertrain and carbon fiber components, the Superleggera Vision packs plenty of technology found in today’s supercars.

The MINI Superleggera Vision will make its official debut this weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este.

“In this car all unnecessary equipment or decoration is sacrificed, as performance is gained through lightness and efficiency of the bodywork and interior,” said Louis de Fabribeckers, Head of Design at Touring Superleggera. “The Italian touch is in the proportions and the typical waistline.”


See more photos of the MINI Superleggera Concept at AutoGuide.com
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jun 9th, 2014, 12:22 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Local Time: 02:18 PM
Helpfull Thank you!!!

Nice Thread...
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jul 5th, 2014, 07:15 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Local Time: 02:18 PM
The MINI Superleggera Vision will make its official debut this weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este.

“In this car all unnecessary equipment or decoration is sacrificed, as performance is gained through lightness and efficiency of the bodywork and interior,” said Louis de Fabribeckers, Head of Design at Touring Superleggera. “The Italian touch is in the proportions and the typical waistline.”
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jul 5th, 2014, 09:36 AM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Tyneside
Posts: 1,134
Local Time: 03:18 PM
United Kingdom
Quote:
....as performance is gained through lightness and efficiency of the bodywork and interior....

That's mostly just bullsh*t as the Superleggera body is bigger than a regular Mini, so where's the lightness or performance gain in that?

It's a styling exercise, whose only purpose is to look good and make Mini look good by implication (and maybe get Touring some work from BMW in the future?).
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Jul 10th, 2014, 09:45 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Local Time: 02:18 PM
Superleggera Vision packs plenty of technology found in today’s supercars. The MINI Superleggera Vision will make its official debut this weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Jul 22nd, 2014, 06:29 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Local Time: 02:18 PM
In this car all unnecessary equipment or decoration is sacrificed, as performance is gained through lightness and efficiency of the bodywork and interior,” said Louis de Fabribeckers, Head of Design at Touring Superleggera. “The Italian touch is in the proportions and the typical waistline.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Jul 25th, 2014, 09:47 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 4
Local Time: 03:18 PM
United Kingdom
This car confuses me, can't make my mind up if it's got a 'retro' feel about it for a modern design, or whether it's just the composition of the picture...
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Aug 3rd, 2014, 09:05 AM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,966
Local Time: 03:18 PM
United Kingdom Male
Folk call it, dont like it, etc, but if they were given one to use for a year for free it would be the best thing since sliced bread.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 MINI Cooper Concept AutoGuide.com MINI News 0 Jul 26th, 2013 02:01 PM
Brands Hatch Mini Festival 22/23 June 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 20 Jun 23rd, 2013 10:03 PM
The Classic Mini Says “Happy Birthday” To The Porsche 911 mab01uk MINI in the Media 3 Jun 10th, 2013 08:09 AM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 06:11 PM
Mini Australia service chilld Dealership Feedback 4 Sep 4th, 2012 05:29 AM

» Recent Threads
2010 Mini Base
Today 01:52 PM
Last post by 2010mini
Today 01:52 PM
0 Replies, 5 Views
R50 Problems, how common?
Aug 10th, 2014 11:08 AM
by aypea
Last post by cristo
Today 01:49 PM
6 Replies, 688 Views
Sell Best Dumps, Tracks 1&2 + Pin YESCARD Good Price!!!ICQ:688555322
Today 12:43 PM
Last post by cvvdumps79
Today 12:43 PM
0 Replies, 23 Views
N14/ N18 question
Aug 21st, 2014 01:04 PM
by oz1986
Last post by MINI-Patrik
Today 12:34 PM
4 Replies, 340 Views
Power steering pump????
Sep 18th, 2012 09:22 AM
Last post by robertymini
Today 12:29 PM
5 Replies, 1,728 Views
Need Help Protecting My Mini
Yesterday 09:26 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 12:18 PM
1 Replies, 169 Views
PAssenger Door won't open from inside using the handle
Aug 9th, 2014 09:13 PM
Last post by ihughes
Today 11:51 AM
4 Replies, 527 Views
heat problem
Aug 24th, 2014 10:04 AM
Last post by rob955triumph
Today 11:44 AM
11 Replies, 714 Views
Parking Sensor ECU
Today 09:59 AM
Last post by archerluke
Today 09:59 AM
0 Replies, 65 Views
Need a new key ** New Member **
Apr 29th, 2014 01:10 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Today 09:11 AM
7 Replies, 843 Views
AGM Battery
Mar 28th, 2013 10:06 AM
Last post by bob8
Today 08:25 AM
8 Replies, 3,888 Views
Halo Hedlights??
Today 04:25 AM
by dsakko
Last post by dsakko
Today 06:54 AM
2 Replies, 116 Views
Fan coming on when engine cold and staying on after engine turned off
Aug 26th, 2014 10:08 PM
Last post by BlueBeastie
Today 04:40 AM
2 Replies, 495 Views
Weather tech floor mats?
Today 03:11 AM
by tcam33
Last post by tcam33
Today 03:11 AM
0 Replies, 131 Views
iPhone 5s on a Mini Cooper S (2009)
Yesterday 09:44 PM
Last post by SteveAus
Today 02:31 AM
1 Replies, 160 Views
Heavy Steering
Yesterday 04:44 PM
Last post by fumanchu
Yesterday 07:38 PM
2 Replies, 186 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:18 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2