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A MESSAGE FROM GIANCARLO PERINI, PUBLISHER.

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MINI 2014 SUPERLEGGERA VISION 10WHAT’S IN THE NAME SUPERLEGGERA.

 

Re Mini - What's in a name by the excellent Alec Setwrite I tend to agree with him and those who think that the MINI Superleggera Vision does not look like a MINI. Although the concept car is a two-seater roadster, its overall proportion is absolutely different from the current MINI Roadster. It has a lower silhouette and a longer bonnet. The form language is also much different from what BMW has developed for the MINI range.

It has sharper lines and tauter surfaces.
Nevertheless, I think the MINI Superleggera Vision can be recognized as a member of the MINI family. This is not only thanks to two circular headlights and a hexagonal grille, but also because of the minimalist design approach that harks back to the original MINI.
Since BMW re-established the MINI brand, the design of each MINI model have been a little bit complex.

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Daihatsu Copen 2014  x2COPEN’S DESIGN CONTRADICTION

On June 19th, Daihatsu launched the new Copen in the Japanese market. This is the second generation mini sport car of the company. Although it retains overall dimensions and electrically retractable roof, the new car is built on a completely new body structure. All of the outer panels except for doors and roof are made of plastic, and fit on the steel frame. Those plastic panels can be removed and changed into a different style.

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