After making its debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d’Este earlier this year, the MINI has now showcased the Superleggera Vision concept at this year's Paris Motor Show. Built in association with an Italian design and coach building firm,Touring Superleggera, the Mini Superleggera Vision is an open-top roadster with an electric powertrain.
Speaking about the vehicle, Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design on the concept said, "Touring Superleggera and MINI have much in common: both companies attach great importance to their history and this is something which defines their outward appearance to this day. What is more, they both emphasise iconic design and distinctive solutions. These elements are merged in the MINI SuperleggeraTM Vision to create an elegant automobile which interprets a British roadster under the influence of Italian style and hand craftsmanship."
Incorporating the Mini's conventional look, the concept exhibits its handcrafted body and smooth body lines. It wears an attractive como blue livery and gets CFRP side sills, a unique rear fin a carbon fiber front splitter. While the two-seat interior cabin comes with premium leather upholstery and an aluminum-covered dashboard.
"The MINI SuperleggeraTM Vision elegantly perpetuates what the Classic Mini started 55 years ago: reduction to the essentials. Its energetic, minimalistic design embodies the dynamic essence of an automobile. At the same time it creates unique emotional beauty in combining the past and future of the automotive industry, i.e. traditional coachwork craftsmanship and modern design styling. It was a pleasure for me to design a concept like this." says Anders Warming, Head of MINI Design.
As of now, Mini has neither announced the powertrain details nor it has revealed the concept’s production opportunities.
Source : CarDekho