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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2014, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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MINI Superleggera Concept is a Modern Day Classic



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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
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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.”
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....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?).
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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