The MINI Superleggera Vision (Concept).
A short article on the MINI Superleggera Vision and how it never came to be, until now.
The MINI Superleggera Vision is a concept which was revealed in Italy at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'esme back in 2014, with the idea of bringing a sports coupe to the table which would've aimed to compete with the Mazda MX-5 1.8 RC, yet this project never saw light.
Front view of the MINI Superleggera Vision.
From the front, this car has a similar shape to that of an Aston Martin but with the classic Mini rounded lights. The beautiful stretched bonnet and he sweeping lines reaching along to the rear fin make this car absolutely stunning. The windscreen has no observable frame which begs the question, is it a convertible? The answer to this simply is... I don't know!
Interior view of the MINI Superleggera Vision.
The interior is bland to say the least, and yes this is only a concept but it lacks any detail. The aim of this interior is for the car to have that classic Italian sports car look and feel, but it looks empty. This is mainly to save space and keep the car light, after all it isn't called the Superleggera for nothing! The lightweight three-spoke steering wheel keeps the classic MINI look, which is the only way you'd realise it is still a mini!
Rear view of the MINI Superleggera Vision.
From the back, the MINI Superleggera Vision is... like marmite. Although the cars overall design is stunning, the long oval design for the lights isn't for everyone. It still has the definitive Union Jack brake lights, but other than that it holds no resemblance to a MINI. Since the first MINI was produced the brand has had the same recognisable features that define who they are, but his has none of that. This isn't to say that they can't still make an eye-catching car though. The jaw-dropping fin is sure to turn heads, it looks amazing and gives you that feeling of a true sports car.
Although this concept has not yet seen light, there are rumours of this being redesigned and produced in the coming years, so keep your ears open and eyes peeled for any news in the future!
Feel free to let me know what you think about this concept and what you would like to see kept or changed in the comments.