The era of everyday, reasonably affordable EVs is upon us
Want to know how far electric cars have come in the last decade? Just ask the Mini Electric. Both of them. The first arrived in 2008, a test bed rather than a production car. Mini built 500 and leased them to human
Stunt driver David Salamone gives the lowdown
As the 1969 classic The Italian Job turns 50 years old, Top Gear caught up with David Salamone, the man who piloted the red Mini in that iconic chase scene...I had done a movie called Robbery where I'd supplied all
With a $2-M price tag
If you've seen the movie Gone in 60 Seconds, then you might recognize this car. Yes, this is the actual Eleanor Ford Mustang that Nicholas Cage drove in the film, and seeing it in action outside of the big screen makes
Development car is already quicker around the Nordschleife than its predecessor
Mini has told us its new GP hot hatch-due out in 2020-will be front-wheel drive and offered with a paddle-shift gearbox only. And yes, it'll keep the wild bodywork...The most potent Mini being front-driven ought
On Mini, Lamborghinis, and stunts
The Italian Job is 50 years old in 2019. TopGear.com caught up with the film's original producer, Michael Deeley, to find out how they made one of the most famous British films of all timeTG: So, Michael, why were Minis
Courtesy of a new 2.0-liter turbo-four that makes 302hp
Welcome to the two most powerful road-going Minis ever-the new Clubman and Countryman JCW.Power is up by a healthy 74hp to 302hp, and torque by 100Nm to 450Nm, thanks to a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
What racing is all about
To celebrate the Mini's 60th birthday, at this year's Goodwood Members' Meeting there was a special one-off mega Minitastic race. No less than 60 pre-1966 racing Minis got together to form the Betty Richmond Trophy which promised to
Spot the difference
For 2019, Mini has given the Clubman-the big, five-door not-mini Mini with the vertically split tailgate-quite possibly the world's most minor facelift. Ten Internet points to the first person to correctly identify all the changes. And...go!
From one brand to a small empire
It's an intro that's been repeated many times before, but it's one worth retelling because of its amusement factor. Two decades ago, a licensed chemical engineer named Willy Tee Ten decided to make a career shift from supplying alcohol (
Does it spark joy?
When BMW revived the Mini brand at the turn of the century, it positioned it as a premium alternative to mainstream cars. Retro-cutesy styling, rorty motors, and incredible riotous handling made them a popular with buyers. But without a local distributor,
That price tag, though
We'll assume you know the brilliant background story behind the original Mini. We'll also assume that you've become used to seeing different companies attempt to bring them back to their former glory in the modern day.Like this David
Watch out, Type R
Minis are supposed to be, well, mini, aren't they? They're not supposed to have Honda Civic Type R levels of power, or roof spoilers that double up as emergency hurricane shelters. The 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP promises both
And that, of course, calls for a special-edition model
The Mini is 60 this year, and it's celebrating in the only way that's acceptable in the motoring industry-with a good old special edition.Thus, meet the Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition, of which 500 will be made
Last year’s concept car was no one-off
Mini has confirmed it will build a new John Cooper Works GP for 2020. To anyone who has ever driven earlier iterations of the GP Minis, this is good news.The confirmation comes off the back of Mini's Los Angeles Auto
Our kind of Sunday
The Mini Driving Experience was held for the first time in the country at Clark International Speedway (CIS). Malaysian driving instructor Kah Keen Wong laid out a day-long driving curriculum, which started with a safety briefing that emphasized the basics.Proper
The limited-edition model may be purchased through Lazada
The words 'Mini' and 'Monte Carlo' share a unique history. In the '60s, the inimitable John Cooper decided to make his pedestrian small car into a track-ready machine. The result was a string of championships at the Monte Carlo Rally, then
This might be a first
Lazada is a pretty neat place to shop. Sneakers, clothes, gadgets-the website has it all. But cars? Not really.That might be about to change: Mini Philippines has just announced that it has teamed-up with the e-commerce giant to
The luck of the Irish
From 1962 to 1963, the Saab 96 reigned supreme at the historic Rallye de Monte Carlo, with its goofy two-stroke three-cylinder engine and moon-faced Swedish pilot, Erik Carlsson. But this glory was short lived. The next four years would
Happening this weekend
There will be plenty to see and do at the ongoing Mini Festival, which runs until Sunday, October 21. The event is being held at the Bonifacio High Street Central Amphitheater, where the entire line of current Mini vehicles, including the Mini
A multicultural mod
This 1964 Mini is known as Makino-chan, and it is one of the poster cars of Jeiven Perez's Sushi Factory. The other, a very slick first-generation Toyota Celica, was already featured in this magazine not too long ago. Both
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