Battle of Britain
Yesterday was the Battle of Britain. A slick marketing event where you were able to test drive a selection of Mini Coopers on a make shift racetrack at the old airforce base.
After spending a few laps in the tricked out model, I must say Mini Coopers are heavy and slow. Don't let their aimed-toward-girls & gays marketing campaigns fool you.
Sure it's faster than your grocery getter Toyota Corolla, but in terms of acceleration it was a very lethargic car.
The MINI's only saving grace? It's handling. Here's an in-car video of my friend Billie and I taking two quick laps in a Mini Cooper Ralley S (Her *screams* make me laugh every time):
Nonetheless, I still think the car is nothing more than a fashion acessory -- think about all the people who drive these things! And people say my SL500 is going to be a cry for attention... uh no!
I'll end this on a brighter note. Mini Coopers are actually very spacious:
Now it never went down (in the Mini Cooper at least), but at least Mini Coopers are good for something right?
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