Speculation - Road Going version of WRC Countryman

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  1. Nathan

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    #1 Nathan, Jan 26, 2011
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    The independent site Ausmotive recently reported that a few months ago they heard a rumor that a road going Countryman could possibly maybe be in the works. They go on to drop such choice tidbits like 300hp and widebody...

    There is talk that if such a beast might be available the concept could, possibly, maybe be shown at September's Frankfort Auto Show.

    They claim their source has done them right in the past....

    This could possibly maybe be very interesting.
     
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    Very interesting indeed!!
     
  3. Justa Jim

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    Now we're talking. :Thumbsup:

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  4. Crashton

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    Probably some tape stripes & odd colored mirror covers. If it had some real content that would be great. Time will tell.
     
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    You got my interest.
    Maybe something to compete against WRX and EVOs. However, I suspect MINI would sale the cars for much more than a WRX or EVO.
     
  6. Justa Jim

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    Oh ye of little faith. :cornut:

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    My arthritic fingers are sort of crossed it will have actual content. Now the wait begins.
     
  8. Justa Jim

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    Could be like the GP. Road worthy, but not for everyone.

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    Yep those GP's were some fine Pontiac's. Did the Pontiac Grand Prix ever win one of those races? :p
     
  10. Justa Jim

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    You know what I meant, or at least what I thought I meant, if you know what I mean. :D

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    Yep sure did... :crazy:
     
  12. phydeaux

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    Now THIS would make me consider a trade in on my 2005 MCS.
     
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    The added sales they would get with something like this... Granted the package would be a little larger than the EVO or STi, but who said a family sports car was a bad thing? I'd buy it... if it was done right.
     
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    I'm guessing it would be a pain to have to dress the kids up in racing suits, helmets and strapping them into the Racro child seats, complete with three point harness, just for a trip to the store. :lol:

    Jim
     
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    Man, I really hope they build a 300hp, widebody version for the street. That would be an awesome "family car". :D
     
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    Well, that would soften the blow from BMW not selling me a 1M, lol.
     

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