Minis’ hot grandson to bring track pits to Frankfurt

  • Cooper Works GT to bring pits to auto show
  • All-battery Mini to reach showrooms in 2019
  • Almost 60 years since first Morris/Austin Minis born
MINI FRANKFURT   Image: Mini / Newspress
MINI AT FRANKFURT 2017: This is the startling John Cooper Works GP Concept to be shown at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. Image: Mini / Newspress

MUNICH, Germany – Mini says it is shaping the future of urban mobility by providing driving fun but with greater diversity so, at the September 2017 Frankfurt auto show, will give visitors an impression of how the Mini feeling will develop to cover a broader range.

“Innovative concepts and technologies,” the automaker says, “will provide more space for individual flair and emotional experiences while continuing to enhance the thrilling agility and exemplary efficiency that are typical of Mini.

Right…

MINI FRANKFURT   Image: Mini / Newspress
MINI FRANKFURT: Lots of extras for the next John Cooper Works model. Image: Mini / Newspress

It’s hoped the world premiere of the Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept hereby shown in the images will turn the brand’s Frankfurt into a pits lane.

“The concept study,” Mini explains, “conveys spontaneous readiness, a genuine foretaste of an extremely dynamic serial production model constantly able to demonstrate its track suitability while also being capable of a new level of excellence in day-to-day traffic.”

…AND MINI GOES BATTERY

What the automaker describes as “powerful proportions, expressive colours and exterior components clearly seen to optimise weight and aerodynamic properties” will suggests “outstanding performance”.

A Mini Electric Concept, also to be shown at Frankfurt for the first time, is said to “embody a whole new dimension of the brand’s characteristic kart feeling” but combined emissions-free mobility.

“The concept vehicle,” Mini claims, “conveys a message of sustainable urban transport, Mini-style, while previewing a volume production model that will follow soon.”

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This the first purely battery-powered Mini to go into mass production be in showrooms in 2019 – and so celebrate 60 years since the original 850cc Morris Mini Minor and Austin Mini  (The Corner thinks the only genuine) Minis were launched.

“It will make electro-mobility a highly emotional experience that,” Mini says, will combine driving fun, style and individual flair – the whole character of the Mini brand.”

MINI FRANKFURT   Image: Mini / Newspress
MINI FRANKFURT: Just when you thought Mini has covered all the car-design bases…. Image: Mini / Newspress

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