Paris Live – Mini Superleggera Vision concept

Nithyanandh

Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The idiosyncratic Mini Superleggera Vision concept is in attendance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Mini Superleggera Vision front three quarter Concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The MINI Superleggera Vision concept is powered by an electric powertrain.

Born out of the British carmaker’s association with Touring Superleggera, an Italian design and coach building firm, the Mini Superleggera Vision is an open-top roadster with an electric powertrain.

In design, the concept incorporates the latest Mini family look into a traditional two-seat roadster. The long bonnet, stretched wheelbase, wide track and a fin on the trunk lid make it nothing like any of the existing Mini models.

Mini Superleggera Vision Concept rear three quarter at the 2014 Paris Motor Show

The company says that the aluminium body panels of the car are handcrafted by Touring Superleggera. Except for the aluminium shoulder line on the borders, the exterior seamlessly blends into the interior, says Mini.

Mini Superleggera Vision Concept side at the 2014 Paris Motor Show

The cabin is full of untreated aluminium sheeting and tube-shaped structural elements to mimic the classic coach building practices. The minimalistic dashboard houses nothing but an instrument panel and the centre console is made of a single aluminium sheet which is left unfinished intentionally. The seats are upholstered in leather.

Mini Superleggera Vision Concept dashboard at the 2014 Paris Motor Show

Mini has neither announced the powertrain details nor revealed the concept’s production opportunities.

More details about the concept’s craftsmanship are available in the press release below.

MINI Superleggera Vision Conept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show – Image Gallery

Mini Superleggera Vision Concept – Press Release

[Head to Slideshare if you can’t view the press release.]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Mini Cooper News & Updates

MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept front three quarters at IAA 2017

MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept – IAA 2017 Live

MINI Electric Concept front at IAA 2017

MINI Electric Concept – IAA 2017 Live

Mini Cooper S with JCW Tuning Kit 2017 featured image Review

Mini Cooper S with JCW Tuning Kit 2017 – Review

MINI Cooper S Seven Edition 3-DOOR front three quarters at 2016 Thai Motor Expo

MINI Cooper S Seven Edition – Thai Motor Expo Live

MINI Cooper S Carbon Edition front quarter

Mini Cooper S Carbon Edition launched on Amazon for INR 39.9 lakhs

2015 Mini John Cooper Works front three quarter left at the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Motor Show (GIIAS 2015)

2015 Mini John Cooper Works – GIIAS 2015 Live