Mini v Porsche?

Will it happen?

It did, but because they cars are racing in opposite directions, you don't know which one wins until the end.

Picture of Mini v Porsche?
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whatsisface7 years ago
I'd like to see an original Cooper do this, I drove one the other day and it was the most fun I've ever had behind the wheel, second gear everywhere :D
lemonie7 years ago
Hmm, well (to quote Nigel Hinchliffe) on the commentator "what a t-" This whole thing is interesting but really tinned meat-flavoured.
Still I seemed to have guessed right on the course being weighted towards handling around corners.  - Did someone say "we can't lose as it's good publicity regardless (for either marque)"?

PKM lemonie7 years ago
A tight, twisty circuit I can forgive, in the interests of it not being just a series of drag races between bends, but running in opposite directions?  This wasn't a race, it was two time trials over effectively different tracks.  Le sigh.

Now Top Gear, they know how to put together a completely unfair and imbalanced challenge between different modes of transport and make it seem like a nail-biting challenge :)
lemonie PKM7 years ago
(he he) L
lemonie7 years ago

And the result was?

Kiteman (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Porsche won, by about a second.
lemonie Kiteman7 years ago

Is there a new video?

Kiteman (author)  lemonie7 years ago
There is (see the OP).
I remember keeping up with a 911 with a Honda Civic on back roads....the car just wasn't made for that kind of terrain
CameronSS7 years ago
Topeka's had some torrential rains these last couple of weeks...On Wednesday, this photo was on the front page of the local paper. The guy was driving his 1973 Mini through a flooded intersection (um, stoopid much?) when it was picked up and started drifting. According to the caption, he "floated it to the curb" which held it still so he could get out and wade to safety. No word on the condition of the car.

Now what would really be fun is if they raced a new BeemerMini against a new 911, then raced an old pair, say, 1963? Get a couple of geezers to drive 'em while they're at it...
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