Frankfurt 2009 Preview: Mini Coupé Concept (w/Video)
Just yesterday, the MINI Coupe Concept was unveiled as a preview to its Frankfurt Motor Show official debut next month. We now have a bunch of b-roll video footage as well as a slew of new photos. To recap, Mini just celebrated its 50th anniversary on August 26th and revealed a new prototype after months of speculation.
The smart money was on either a coupe or a speedster and strangely enough, it turns out to be a little of both. Gone is the original Mini Coupe’s upright windshield and simple fastback design, replaced with a completely reworked upper portion featuring sloping glass and a truncated roof-line with an integrated spoiler edge.
This new two-seater has been engineered to accommodate the strongest engine from the MINI lineup and features a 1.6-liter turbocharged twin-scroll with 211 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. A special overboost function ups the torque to 206 lb-ft.
Source: MINI Cooper