Tuesday August 11, 2020

Celebrating 60 glorious years of the Mini by reinventing it

The super-cute car of the Swinging Sixties, far from slowing down, is powering into the future

26th May, 2019
Side by side: a modern Mini and its older counterpart

This year, it’s the 60th anniversary of the Mini, one of the most iconic cars ever created. Back in 1959, its tiny frame was incredibly space-efficient thanks to the adoption of front-wheel drive and an engine mounted transversely under the bonnet. That meant the rest of the car could be used for people and luggage. It was a revelation at the time and undoubtedly influenced car design and development ever since.

Saying all that,...

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