Mini Superleggera Roadster

The Mini Superleggera Concept was arguably one of the most successful design exercises of the brand when it debuted back in 2014 but since then we didn't have a clear answer on when and if the concept will reach production. Speaking to Autocar, Mini boss Peter Schwarzenbauer said: "The interest was tremendous when we showed this concept car. We are now working hard to get it on the street. It's an economically challenging project and there is no firm decision, but we have a lot of people here that are fighting for it. I think it would be extremely good for the brand."

Mini Superleggera Roadster

Not quite 100% per cent then, but the story goes on saying that they have decided to use the same platform with the three-door Mini due to its versatility, low weight and rigidity which makes it suitable for use on an open-top model.

That means that the Superleggera will be FWD with the possibility of an all-wheel drive setup for the more punchy versions. Schwarzenbauer sees it as a clean start and not as the successor of the Coupe and Roadster models. "They don't compare. The Superleggera is a serious sports car," he said.

Mini Superleggera Roadster

The production version of the Superleggera will use the same engine range with the Mini hatchback, meaning a lineup between 1.5 to 2.0 litres and perhaps a new hybrid system which will debut in the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, combining a three-cylinder 134hp 1.5-litre turbocharged and a rear-mounted 87hp electric motor, producing a total of 216hp.


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