As we move into along the list of cars its time to introduce a newbie to the market: The MINI Coupe. I went to the launch party and ended up quite drunk and hitting on the promo girl. At no point did I learn anything about what the car is like to drive. (For that, read here). Now, CAR are handing it over to Deon Joubert in Cooper S guise to see how it does.
Being a MINI, its going to handle like a champion. The issue here I think will be weight and the gearbox. The Polo GTi has the DSG gearbox and the MINI comes with a clutch pedal. As for weight, the MINI feels heavier than the Polo GTi I drove earlier in the year. If only the test involved a gymkhana…
Addendum: Car-Life VIP Hannes Oosthuizen has informed me there will be Gymkhana. The MINI should end do well against the Polo and possibly the Citroen here with the MINI’s legendary handling/
|Engine:||1,6 supercharged petrol|
|Top Speed||230km/h (Estimated)|
Interesting Fact: The John Cooper Works model is the quickest and fastest MINI ever with a 0-100 time of 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 239km/h.