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The upcoming MINI Coupe and Roadster concepts may be the worst-kept secrets of the 2009 Frankfurt auto show, but they're no less interesting for their familiarity. The first video missive from the MINI Coupe/Roadster camp had us scratching our heads and the second had us looking over our shoulder, but the third one, well, it's just rude. Not that that's a bad thing.
Abstract, arty and undeniably weird, the first ad featured a woman - apparently - applying makeup in a full-length mirror. And that's about it, aside from a surprise or two. The second video featured the same two women speaking in eerie unison, freaking out, and attacking the viewer with a baseball bat. The third ups the ante with the creepy twin sisters breaking out in flashy swimwear, body paint and, in the case of the rowdier sister--presumably the roadster in this extended analogy--a pair of upturned middle fingers.
Again, there are no cars in the clip, despite it clearly being a teaser for their upcoming Frankfurt reveal. Whatever the rhyme or reason behind the oddball advertisement series, however, we continue to find it fascinating and provocative.
Watch it for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
MINI Coupe/Roadster "Untamed" Teaser No. 3
MINI Coupe/Roadster "Untamed" Teaser No. 2
MINI Coupe/Roadster "Untamed" Teaser No. 1