Munich/Oxford. The MINI Cooper S Roadster has scooped the title of best open-top at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2013. Chas Hallett, editor of What Car? said: â€œMINIs are all about fun and the Roadster delivers it in spades â€“ in fact we think itâ€™s the most fun MINI yet. Drop the roof and the MINI Roadster feels like a modern-day version of classic British sports cars such as the MGB and Lotus Elan â€“ only better.â€ The award comes hot on the heels of MINIâ€™s record breaking sales year in the UK, with the brand recording 51,234 vehicle registrations in 2012, the highest since the brandâ€™s launch in 2001. The MINI Roadster was launched in the UK in April 2012 and the two seat soft-top has exceeded initial sales expectations. Built at MINI Plant Oxford, the MINI Roadster reincarnates the spirit of classic British roadsters by combining a high quality interior with class leading engines, delivering MINIâ€™s hallmark agility and â€˜go-kartâ€™ handling. Best Open-Top Cars on sale Today - What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2013 <--- WARNING Audio starts without prompting.