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
For the 1,000-mile haul back to the UK, the Cooper would be intolerable. In fact, it wouldn't have made it. The Countryman handles it without breaking sweat. But for a 40-mile hoon along one of the world's most fearsome rally stages, the 50-year-old veteran remains king.
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