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First Drive: 2011 Mini Cooper S

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Dec 2nd, 2010 at 11:57AM

Further Evolving Sir Alec Issigonis' Original Idea Henry Ford, Ferdinand Porsche, Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler. All pioneers in the automotive world. But this list would be woefully incomplete without the inclusion of Sir Alec Issigonis, the man most responsible for the design of the original Mini. Issigonis once famously said, "When you're designing a new car for production, never, never copy the opposition." Sage advice, we'd say, as the Mini – a true clean-sheet automotive design, with its transverse engine, front-wheel drive and sparse seating – went on to become one of... Read More

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