Mini Coupe v Peugeot RCZ v Audi TT
Does the new baseball-capped coupe rekindle the Mini mojo? Sam Philip reports...
Posted: 08 Nov 2011
Shortly thereafter, someone in Mini head office who may or may not have been named Helmut, decided a spotty adolescent’s tribute to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst wasn’t an image they wanted associated with the sportiest model in the Mini line-up, instead rebranding the Mini’s unique roof as a ‘helmet design’, which is obviously far more difficult to make childish jokes about.
Whatever you make of its hat, parked up in a deserted shipyard beneath Middlesbrough’s big blue transporter bridge, there’s no denying the Coupe looks fresh and different. Then again, the seagull-pecked carcass of a long-dead herring would look fresh and different here.