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Mini Rocketman concept

Wed, 23 Feb 2011

Mini is set to hark back to the brand's heritage at the 2011 Geneva show. Tapping into more than just the name, the Rocketman concept car is a diminutive city car that measures in at just over three meters in length.

The Rocketman is said to be a response to 'the fundamental requirements of mobile lifestyles in big cities'. The concentrated format of the Mini retains the familiar DNA of its larger, infamous sibling, yet also brings in new features to aid with city living such as the dual hinged doors and the split tailgate, that extends into the Rocketman's glass roof. The study car also features a plethora of carbon fiber details on the exterior, highlights of the cars spaceframe.

The '3+1' seat arrangement in the cabin is just one of many features the Rocketman packs into its interior. The stripped back IP still retains the iconic central binnacle, but does away with almost everything else. The bare, minimalist interior is a direct nod toward the original Alec Issigonis car, as well as highlighting the Rocketman's intentions as a lightweight and driver-focused car.

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