The first official photos of the new MINI Coupe Concept revealed on the eve of celebrating 50 years of company. In essence, it’s a MINI John Cooper Works inlay that had its rooftop finish and replaced with a sedan-like greenhouse and a steeper front windshield. The car is set make its world debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The shape of the creepy-looking but lightweight aluminum top is said to have been inspired by a baseball hat that MINI designer Gert Hildebrand saw his teenage son wearisome backwards – go dignitary. According to the guests, the new roof lowers the car’s centre of gravity therefore significantly dipping body traffic and optimizing heavy conduct. Other niceties like the front and rear bumpers, headlamps, front lattice and evidently, the rear-end idea have been reworked but that’s mainly it.
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