The Mini began life as BMC's Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor (Austin/Morris 850 in the US) designed by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959. In 1961, the Seven was rebranded as the Austin Mini (with the Morris Mini following shortly afterwards), and a legend was born. In the same year, BMC started work on the Austin/Morris Mini Cooper (on which the Mini Cooper Classic is based), a performance model that featured a larger engine. In 1963, the Mini Cooper S was developed, a racing version that went on to win many rallies, notably the Monte Carlo rally, which it won a total of 3 times, between 1964 and 1967. In 1969, the Austin and Morris names were dropped, forming the Mini marque.In the 1980s Rover took over the Mini's production from BMC, but it wasn't until 2000 that the car was dropped completely. In 2000, BMW bought the rights to the Mini name and in 2001, started production on the New Mini Cooper and Mini One, which was much larger and spacious than its predecessor in order to keep up with modern competitors. In 2007, this recieved a facelift, before the introduction of the Clubman estate car and Countryman SUV in 2008 and 2010 respectively.
- Top Speed: 105 mph
- Horsepower: 63 bhp
- Mass: 1576 lbs
- Durability: Very Low
The Mini makes a sidewalk into a highway, but its limited power and durability are a mini challenge.
- Flame Red
- British Racing Green
- Tahiti Blue
- Spoon! (unlocked through completion of Midterm 3 of the London Crash Course)
- The "Spoon!" colour is a modification of the "Tathi Blue" colour, as there are two black spots on the "Spoon!" colour from the "Tahiti Blue" colour which had never been removed.
|British Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd|
|Austin Motor Company||London Cab|
|MINI||Mini Cooper Classic · New Mini Cooper · Morris Mini Minor|
|Associated Equipment Company||Double-Decker Bus · AEC Regent RT 191|