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Spotted in Paris - Furture 2 seater?

Hi, I was in Paris for the weekend and spotted what looks like a 2 seater mini? is this a concept car, can someone confirm please?

The side grills and chrome parts were taped up and there was a large badge (taped) on the rear similar to the 4x4 badge?

I love my minis but this seems to be much closer a classic mini in terms of concept which is exciting.

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Could it be a pre production version of the so called Rocketman

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Nice spot! Does appear to be the Rocketman, which was seen a couple of weeks ago filming in London.

Looks great all in black.
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Interesting since the Rocketman was all but officially cancelled.

Allegedly around 840Kg/1850LBS (based on the Zero concept)

That's one helluva diet.

But, I'd prefer RWD in that thing.
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Yeah maybe it looks like more of a production model than concept. handles are different, and it has a z4 ass on it.

I'd like to upgrade/downsize my all black 02 copper to one of these.
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I think its one of these Asian town cars that try to replicate Popular and Classic British cars designs in minature, there was one, based on a Nissan Micra that resembled a Mk2 Jag but in minature form called a Mitsouka Viewt (look it up on Google), I reckon its one of that type, nothing to do with MINI.
It would make sense testing their prototype in another country from where it will be eventually sold, keeps it more secret.?
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