Articles about Mini Cooper

The character is still there
Like many of the world's biggest car brands these days, Mini was once just a model name. Of course, you already knew that, didn't you? And you already know the story behind the original Mini's conception, but we'll
This is the guy who helped design some of the world’s most popular cars
Only a select few earn the chance and the privilege to design the most popular and exotic cars in the world. Automotive designer Frank Stephenson is part of this elite set of talents, and throughout his career, he has had a hand
They still pack a lot of power
Some fans of the Ford Mustang believe that it isn't a 'real' Mustang if it doesn't have a V8 engine, referring to the four-cylinder EcoBoost version Ford has in its lineup. Scotty Kilmer thinks this isn't the case,
‘The Inner Drive’ shows how Sir Alec Issigonis started the brand
After 60 years and 10 million cars produced since its inception, the Mini brand continues to stand strong. The former British brand has evolved with the times and is now infused with BMW's engineering prowess.In celebration of its legacy, Mini
As in smaller than the current three-door—and fully-electric
The next big thing for Mini will be a little thing-a car that's smaller than the current three-door hatch. And it'll be fully-electric.Good. Every one of BMW's three generations of the Mini hatch has been
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
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
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
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
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
Fantastic driving machines
We are huge fans of the Mini brand, not only because the entire lineup is fun to drive, but also because of its deep and rich history. Imagine, the first-generation Mini took on the big dogs in the World Rally Championship
Sadly, it's only for the UK market
Mini has reinvented the supermini yet again with its new entry-level model, launching in special edition GT styling, named the 1499 GT. It's inspired by one of Mini's best-known sporty classics, the 1275 GT original from 1969, and
We like our space
If I were to choose a Mini in the current model lineup, I would easily choose the Cooper S hatch for one simple reason: I love hot hatches. And with its renowned go-kart-like feel, the Cooper S hatch truly performs.
But perhaps the price is part of the appeal
Hang on, this isn't a new car. It is, sort of. It's called the Mini Remastered and it's the work of Silverstone-based start up, David Brown Automotive. The idea is to take an original Mini, pull it to
It was just as fun as it sounds
Mini's cars have always exemplified a few key qualities: quirkiness, adventure, tongue-in-cheek fun, and humor. But their driving dynamics are second to none, a reflection of the brand's strong motorsports heritage. So when Mini Philippines invited us to
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