TG’s slidey, sideways ride in Mini’s new WRC weapon
The rallying Countryman may be a bit brutal to look at, but it’s ready to give the WRC an almighty kick up the backside in 2011
Posted: 14 Apr 2011
It's clear each of the WRC competitors will have their own rabid fanbase. A fast Ford, a pugnacious little Citroen with the greatest rally driver in history strapped aboard, and a Mini. They're going to be sponsorship gold, obviously, so if you just happen to hold a senior position with a brand that would like to be associated with Mini, best you pick up the phone pronto. That's why the car in these studio shots is generic red and chequers, and the action prototype is all squiggly disguise. Ignore the hacked-out wheelarches - the final body shape around the arches and spoilers is still being worked up between the Mini road-car design department and the Prodrive aero team.