Classic Mini vs Mini Cooper
The Mini is a small car that was made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960s, and its space-saving front-wheel-drive layout (that allowed 80% of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage) influenced a generation of car-makers. The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent to its German contemporary, the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th Century, behind the Ford Model T. When production of the classic Mini ceased in 2000, BMW (the new owner of the brand) announced the successor to the Mini. The brand name for the new car is MINI (written in capital letters), and it is commonly called the "BMW MINI" or the "New MINI". The new MINI is much larger than the original Mini. It is around 58 centimetres (23 in) longer, 50 centimetres (20 in) wider, 7 centimetres (2.8 in) higher, and weighs around 1,050 kg (2,315 lb) rather than 650 kg (1,433 lb). It is now classified as compact car rather than city car
World's fastest Minis - Mini JCW GP vs ZCars Mini Busa - autocar.co.uk
The Mini JCW GP is the fastest production Mini ever built, according to BMW. They may well be right, but we've found what could be the fastest Mini ever, the ZCars Mini Busa. SUBSCRIBE to Autocar: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=autocar The Mini JCW GP is the ultimate incarnation of the latest Mini, with 215bhp from its turbocharged 1.6-litre engine launching it to 62mph in 6.2 seconds. But is it the fastest Mini you can buy? Its competition could be a kit car from the North East of England called the ZCars Mini Busa. It features a tubular construction and fibreglass panels resulting in a 550kg kerbweight and a 0-60mph sprint of 3.9 seconds thanks to its screaming 194bhp Suzuki Hayabusa superbike engine. Autocar, the world's leading motoring magazine and website, delivers industry-leading news, the most in-depth car reviews and opinion from our team of experts. Our presenters include some of the world's top motoring journalists who have unrivalled access to the world's fastest, rarest, most exotic and most exciting cars on some of the world's best roads and race tracks. Can a supercar beat a superbike? Can a Audi A1 outrun a Nissan GT-R on a wet circuit? Can a Porsche 911 slay a Corvette on the drag strip? Autocar pitches the giants of the performance car world against each other to deliver the all-important verdict. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL683B44EF38362015 Read Autocar's Mini JCW GP review: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mini/gp Read Autocar's Mini Coupe review: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mini/mini-coupe Visit http://www.autocar.co.uk for the latest news, reviews and analysis New videos are uploaded to Autocar's YouTube channel each week. Don't miss a single one. Subscribe to the channel now: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=autocar http://www.youtube.com/autocar LIKE Autocar on Facebook: http://www.autocar.co.uk/facebook FOLLOW Autocar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/autocar +1 Autocar on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+autocar
The Mini Story: The Original, the Cooper, the Legacy
Back in 1959, BMC changed Britain's automotive landscape with the unveiling of the original Mini. 54 years on and the little saloon remains as charming and iconic as ever. Graham Reid of the Heritage Garage is the West Coast's top expert on all things Mini. A restorer, customizer, and racer, Reid is a dedicated enthusiast and ardent lover of the UK's most recognizable automobile. There's no one more fitting than he to explain the why's and how's of the Mini's enduring legacy. Be sure to check out our blog at: http://electricfederal.com/ We'll be posting articles on the Mini, its history, the men behind it, and, of course, the Heritage Garage. Speaking of which, check out the Heritage Garage's website at: http://heritagegarage.com/ There you'll everything you need to embark on your own Mini adventure, from parts to restored shells to complete cars. Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Electr...
Comparison Test: Original Mini vs. Original Hummer
I compared an original Mini to an original Hummer. No, I did not run it over. (Doug DeMuro) Music: "Shenanigans" - Steadd "Shilleoop" - Galiel-Gamer