MINI Cooper S & Convertible : Road Test
It might have arrived a little late but it's finally here. It's called cute, sweet, beautiful, a giant slayer and then some. ZigWheels tells you what it feels like to "Be Mini"
The Cooper S though makes no inhibitions about its character. It looks mean and looks like its going fast even when standing. The changes are immediately evident right from the black alloys, the discreet S badging on the side, a more muscular bumper with big air intakes and most of all those twin pipes at the centre. It’s interesting how a few changes can transform a smiling MINI to one angry machine on wheels.
In both the cars, the unmistakable design is ensured by three elements: the large front lights, the positioning lights accommodated in the front air dam, and the hexagonal radiator grille. The round clear glass headlights have been turned slightly to the outside in order to fully maintain the well-known and perfectly balanced proportions of the front end. From the side the front end of the car flows smoothly and harmoniously into the flanks of the new Mini, creating a particularly firm and taut look also from the side. Large wheels and minimum body overhangs both front and rear give the new MINI that typical stance on the wheels character now famous for several decades, as if the car were literally resting on its wheels.
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