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E-power goes mainstream
Electric cars aren't the next big thing anymore-they are the big thing as we speak. We're well on our way to moving past the point of concepts and ideas, and entering the realm of mass-market viability. We don'
Matching bespoke race suit and helmet are optional
Remember David Brown Automotive? The company started out stripping old Jaguar XKs of their bodywork and fitting its own, Aston Martin DB5-like panels to make the controversial, £600,000 Speedback GT.Then a couple of years ago, it revealed the Mini
“Should I get myself one?”
At six feet, eight inches tall and 425lbs, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson-one of the planet's strongest men and the dude who played the fearsome Sir Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane in Game of Thrones-is one big-ass
Talk about nostalgia
Car designs have changed dramatically over the years. However, all of the chitter-chatter revolve mostly around the evolution of exterior styling and not much so much about the interior. The outside is what most people see, anyway, and few are lucky
A milestone for the British icon
Ten million cars produced. Ten million. That's how many Minis have been produced around the globe since the company's birth in 1959.To be exact, 5.3 million classic Minis were built between 1959 and 2000. A year after that,
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
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