There have been many Minis released since the company first launched. However, this latest edition is a Mini Cooper Coupe. Sports car elements make up not only the body, but also ‘what’s under the hood’.
The Cooper Coupe, while incredibly fun to say, is getting mixed reviews. It appears to be even smaller or less roomy then its predecessors. The sleek sports car look on an already smaller statured vehicle can cause obvious deception.
Those that have had the pleasure of driving the new Mini Coupe report that the seats are actually very comfortable and accommodating. Luckily there is no backseat, and as a two seater the new Mini is able to give proper driving room to even the tallest of drivers.
The Mini Cooper Coupe is packing quite the punch for its’ size. Boasting a 1.6-liter turbo charged inline-4, 208 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, and 192 pound-feet of torque starting at 1,850 rpm. The obvious six-speed manual transmission and hot-rod styled instrument gauges make this baby one sweet go-kart.
Aesthetically, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some love it, some hate it. On the interior, the speedometer is in the center of the dash, with a digital representation behind the steering column. Despite my lack of love for middle of the dash instruments, the run flat tires, alloy rims and an overall sleek appearance make for one of the most unique Mini Coopers to date.