2012 Mini Rocketman Concept review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 18 June 2012 , 01:06:05 byDan

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Mini Rocketman Concept

Mini decided to show their support for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games once again. For this, they offer a Mini Rocketman Concept with a color-intensive makeover both for the interior and exterior. This is actually a surprise as the Mini Rocketman Concept was a potential new model that was cancelled.

We had the opportunity to see this concept for the first time at the Geneva motor Show in 2011. Back then chances to see it in a production form were quite small and for a reason. One year later, the project was cancelled. It had several development problems like handling, stability and crash performance like a small platform that increased the costs too much. There are hopes to see the vehicle again on a waiting list as BMW is really considering bringing it back.

The new concept will be showcased during the Olympic Games. On the outside it has non-metallic paintwork with carbon components at the front end and around doors. It runs on 18-inch light-alloy wheels with white polished areas and metallic red accent. On the inside you can find a sporting ambiance creating a link between different detail and London. The model also features inner door panels and rear side sections trimmed in dark blue leather and door rings that provide an effective contrast with their white leather. The most distinctive element of the dashboard is the cockpit surface which has a very obvious 3D effect. The new design of the Mini Rocketman Concept displays its sporting spirit and eye for extravagant details through the range of sophisticated accessories for the interior. This new edition cuts an unmistakably Mini figure, underlining the central role played by typically Mini customization in every new product idea from the company. The model also is equipped with innovative technology for making driving a pleasant and fun character.