2014 MINI Superleggera Concept is Dreamy Roofless Speedster With Corvette, Porsche, Aston and Jag Influences



As shown by the Car-Revs-Daily.com exclusive renders of a possible GT40 Can-Am Spyder, Corvette Stingray Speedster and the GT-R Spider -- you know we are huge fans of roofless cars.

Most of these are not quite "cabriolets" in the 'convertible' sense - there is only one setting.

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They are strictly fair-weather friends. But the lack of a roof mechanism frees the designers to go wild, and the results are nearly always miraculously beautiful. Clear influences for this MINI Superleggera come from the Jaguar D-Type (and Project 7...), as well as the Porsche 718 RSK Spyder and even a handful of Aston Martins from the early to mid 1950s.\

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All great places to draw inspiration for this Villa d'Este Concours concept. The MINI Supperleggera name is trademarked already, which does make you wonder if there are plans for a limited production run some time in the future...

Even as it stands today as a fantasy concept, the Superleggera is delightful and delicious. Favorite elements include the slim and trim bottlenose surfacing, the rear central vane wing, and the UK flag graphics inside the LED taillights.

But the clear winner? The frameless windshield glass and dash-mounted rear-view mirror -- which is right out of the 1950s playbook of all-time sportscar heroes.

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