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
That car would go head-to-head with the Renault Wind and Abarth 500 rather than these cruiserweight coupes, a battle the Mini would come out of far better: we’ve always found the base-spec Mini ‘One’ hatch to be one of the most enjoyable, and the Coupe’s cut-and-paste cabin and vertiginous seating position wouldn’t be such an issue in a cheaper car. And let’s face it: spec the Mini tastefully, and it’d look veritably svelte next to the Wind. But in JCW form, the Coupe feels a leap too far for the humble Mini. Diverting though this car is, it doesn’t quite manage the hat trick.