Alec Issigonis would be proud of this sporty Mini Superleggera and I would be really glad to get a chance to drive one before they are sold out!
But I would wear a helmet with a tough glass screen to protect my face, should there some a sudden stop and my head would contact with the upper edge of the windscreen! A motorbike helmet with a strong visor would be just what the doctor ordered.
But with that negative note over and forgotten, I think the car is a worthy newcomer in the Mini-line-up.
The first car that came to my mind when I saw the photo of the Superleggera, is the Austin-Healey Sprint. The difference between these two cars is some 40 years of new technology and design. I am especially impressed of the cockpit design, but not having had a chance to feel the materials and sit in the drivers seat, I cannot say how good it is in reality.
Knowing the Superleggera is at the moment just a design-prototype; we can only hope that the BMW Group will put this roadster in production soonest possible! It has all the makings of a sales success.
Anyhow, congratulations to Anders Warming, Louis de Fabribeckers and the Superleggera team for this jolly nice and probably reasonably fast mini sports car! There are not too many nice, small and hopefully affordable roadsters on the market. It would be perfect for a tour of Tuscany at the time of a Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este