Mini Countryman

Now this is an interesting car coming from Mini, I have always been a fan of the Mini Cooper but now they have come out with the buggy version which is a little bigger but still compact. The name should have been something else, I think they wanted to stick the Mini in there but they should have came up with something different, Mini Cup, Mini Corner, Mini Courage, maybe something else then Countryman. I love the manual Minis, it feels like these little machines are going to take off and the speed dial in the middle is fantastic.

Its available with two engine versions the normal and the S, 122 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque in the Cooper, or 184 hp and 177 lb-ft in the Cooper S. Then there is that all wheel drive option which I would opt out for it since its more fun as a two wheel drive machine, I always have this image of a mini drifting. This four seater even has a very cool and comfortable looking interior.

Link: Autoblog


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R8 Raptor and the Mini Cooper Ad

The Audi R8 has been a very successful car for Audi, the only complaint that people had was that it was not powerful enough or the car was too heavy for its engine. So now they have made the Audi R8 5.7 Liter V10 520 bhp available, so what can you do with the V8 as what they have done and slap on a supercharge with 5 lbs of torque to push out 550 bhp and you end up with a very mean machine. These guys have also made some interesting modifications to get this car ready for bullrun, a few of those items are police scanners as well as police lights, now thats one very mean looking machine, more like Batman’s day car.

Link: Autoblog

There have been pictures of the new Mini Cooper coming out in Frankfurt and I do have to say that I like it. Now Mini have went and made this odd looking add about this or these machines, from this advertisement I think its two cars or two variations of one car.