MINI is once again proving its worth in the racing car stakes. The iconic car manufacturer has made its intentions clear when it comes to racing as it recently showed off the latest development in its racing cars at the Nurburgring track in Germany. Once seen in Detroit under the Paceman name, MINI decided to give it a makeover and now the car is known as the Countryman: a fitting name for a car that is adept at racing as well as long trips.
The company is using the Nurburgring track as way to test the car to see how it performs under pressure and on a racing platform where its strengths and weaknesses can be assessed in full.
Part of this change suggests that MINI wants to appeal to motorists who want a turbo-charged driving experience that makes them feel like they are part of the racing track. The growing popularity of F1 has spurred many people on to choose cars which emulate that racing look and feel. 2014 will be the year when consumers will be able to get behind the wheel of this new MINI. Rumour also has it that the motoring elite might have a first look at the Paris Motor Show in September.
However, 2014 is sometime away so in the mean time, you can enjoy MINI’s already fun range of cars by hiring from us. Models on fleet include the Mini John Cooper Works, Mini Cooper S Convertible and the Mini Cooper S.