Sixties Mini Cooper vs Col de Turini
The Cooper is 50. Can the old-timer teach the Countryman a lesson on the rally that made it famous?
Posted: 25 Feb 2011
Of course, the Countryman's extra 950-odd kilos does some good, important stuff. Stopping the occurrence of death, for one. In the event of an accident in the old Cooper - whanging off the end of a hairpin on the Col de Turini and onto the rocks below, say - the lack of any safety kit means it'll be your face acting as a crumple zone. In the Countryman, you might survive a couple of bounces at least.