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
Turns out it isn't. Barrelling along the pass, snow-laden pines just visible through the blizzard, the Cooper is bloody magnificent. Really. Grip levels could be accurately defined as ‘scant to non-existent', but it doesn't matter, so light and nimble is the Mini. ‘Steering on the throttle' is a phrase that should be confined to the pages of Treadshuffle Monthly, but it's actually apt here.