New sports model to replace Coupe and Roadster?

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  1. Steve

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    MINI Coupe And Roadster Going Away To Make Room For New Sports Car? (MotorAuthority.com)
    Longer, more in-depth source article can be read here.
     
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    But considering the latest iterations from Mini, do they really remember what a "sports car" is ?
     
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    The JCW is starting to be "Not So Special", when everything is offered in that flavor.... :(
     
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    Has MINI ever actually made a "sports car"?
     
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    .".....remember what a sports car is."

    That said: there was a lot more sport car in the classic S and first gens than the ones built since, and there is zero sports car in all the mini SUV crossovers.....which is exactly what they are....Cool small crossovers.
     
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    I didn't mean to come across like a troll and misquote/misinterpret your words. You're right... if they are going to build something and call it a "sports car" it would do them well to be cautious about how loosely they intend to apply the designation.

    I think the closest thing to a sports car MINI has ever built is probably the GP/GP2.
     
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    No sweat, didn't think you were trolling at all, we're just spinning here for grins anyway. You actually made a very good point though, MINI has never made a "sports car" in the truest sense of the term....

    That said; my R53 kept me sporting a big silly grin for six years!!:D
     
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    I loved my R53. Eventually, I'll either have another one or a classic. For now, I have a JCW Countryman and I love it. I know it's not a "Real MINI/Mini" for a lot of people but MINI managed to take everything I wanted and put it in a MINI package.

    All that aside, I'm looking forward to seeing what they do. I'm hoping some weight savings is involved.
     
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    Same here. The JCW CM in stock form out handles MANY crossovers, and I have driven several.....it's a ball to drive quickly which is what I thought the whole Mini mantra was about?

    The exhaust is a HUGE disappointment, but the engine, clutch, interior and exterior pieces sort of make up the difference:Thumbsup:
     
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    Cool.....the price of my JCW Coupe just went up (c'mon, it's going to be a collector car).
     
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    There was a classic based "sports car" prototype. I forget the designation. Maybe the new one will be like the ACV30. It's a cool looking idea.
     
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    Second that. :Thumbsup:

    Anyone who doesn't know about the ACV30:

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    I have almost the same strength of "DO NOT WANT" feeling about that as I do about the first pictures of the F56.
     
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    Everyone has their likes and dislikes.

    Now MINI will make so many different models your sure to find something you like.:rolleyes:
     
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    Or maybe not....

    I fear the R53 crowd will start liking the R56's by default.... Boy that would be sumtin.....:D
     
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    Not going to happen.....lol:thumbdown::p
     
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    Well, YOURS probably will be !!...in stock form, I'm not sure :
     
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    Heh Heh Heh...
    What a relief.... My greatest fear will not transpire.... Thanks guy's for helpin me with this....:Thumbsup:
     
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    Hey I'm here for ya buddy, didn't want you loosing sleep over it...:thumbup::cool:
     
  20. B.A.D.

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    minimark, do you see the same type of conversations between the owners of the different generations of Miata/MX-5?
     

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