Built by MINI and Touring Superleggera as a concept for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014, the MINI Superleggera Vision is a low-slung, vaguely MINI-themed two-seat roadster that MINI says blends “Modern Britishness” with “Italian flair.”
The bodywork is done in classic Italian style, hand-shaped and built to please the eye as much or more than any aerodynamicist. The driving theme behind the look is one of minimalism, stripping down the exterior and interior to its most elemental components, then building them back up with purposefully chosen style.
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This passionate approach to design in a package that bucks all of MINI’s classically two-block forms makes us wish the Superleggera Vision weren’t a concept, but a production-destined look at the future of sporty MINIs.
But then again, it might just be. Look out, 2016 Mazda MX-5.