It's hard to believe that it's been nearly two years since the MINI Coupe and Roadster concepts (pictured below) were unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show. Production is already gearing up, however, and today we have some new spy shots of the upcoming 2012 MINI Roadster in testing, this time at the Nurburgring. Previous reports had pinned a fast-track to production on the smaller Coupe and Roadster variants, but the launch of the Countryman, a slow economy, and, likely, the realities of getting a car to market in proper form, have conspired to keep the two-door pair from meeting their...
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Several major manufacturers had roadsters on display at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.Nelson Ireson
2009 MINI Roadster Concept Revealed at Frankfurt Auto Show
Like the Coupe, the 2009 MINI Roadster Concept is essentially production-ready, and already a candidate for construction in England.Nelson Ireson