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
From certain angles in the red-on-silver spec of our test car, it resembles a giant plastic tongue draped fleshily atop a standard Mini recently employed as a bar stool by an elephant that’s let itself go a bit. You’ll have your own views on its looks: possibly strong and shouty views.
We will simply say this, though: after a few days with the Coupe, we developed a begrudging affection for its cartoonish lumpishness (but then again, we’ve always had a soft spot for the gurning Lancia Hyena, so take anything we say with a pinch of salt), but there was never a point at which its strange shapes suddenly clicked into place, never a moment when we thought, “Ah, so that’s what the designer was trying to do...”