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Not a 928 But.............

Who will win?



Mini challenges Porsche to race at Road Atlanta
Here's something unexpected. Mini USA has announced it's challenging Porsche to a formal race, where the go-kart-like Cooper S will take on the infamous 911 Carrera S. This may seem like a far stretch, seeing as how the Cooper is down on power by over 200 horses, but Mini is confident that its more nimble, lighter hatch can out-maneuver the big 911 on the track.

This certainly isn't the first automaker challenge we've heard of this year, and we're hoping Porsche steps up to the plate. The event will take place on June 21 (that's in two weeks!) at Road Atlanta, which as Mini points out, is right around the corner from Porsche's North American headquarters.

In the video found after the jump, Mini USA's president, Jim McDowell (a former Porsche executive, we might add), explains the whole deal, and says that if his team loses, he'll wear a shirt that reads "We did not beat Porsche" at his next public appearance. Likewise, he has a "We beat Porsche" shirt prepped for the same occasion. Mini will be hosting a live video of the event on their Facebook page, as well as more information about the event. Will Porsche send out a 911 for the challenge? We certainly hope so. Let the games begin.


YouTube - Mini Challenges Porsche To A Race
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Course times must be known to both side to within a second or so, but if both cars are on the track at the same time passing and contact could be issues.

Its a no win for Porsche, and win win for Cooper, so I kind of expect no formal response. What could be fun is if one of our 928 returned the challenge, first keep up with a 25 year old Porsche before you try the current luxury models.
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Course times must be known to both side to within a second or so, but if both cars are on the track at the same time passing and contact could be issues.

Its a no win for Porsche, and win win for Cooper, so I kind of expect no formal response. What could be fun is if one of our 928 returned the challenge, first keep up with a 25 year old Porsche before you try the current luxury models.
I agree, If porsche sent out a 25 year old car for the challenge, and if it was able to smoke the mini, then it would be worth it. Plus I would be efen jumping and throwing a fist to the sky screaming YAAAA
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Well to make a long story short,

Porsche never answered, so Mini grabbed a Porsche 911 and did their own race, the 911 won hands down. So now Mini never responded.
I am still trying to find the youtube.
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when you click link above - see above black screen where
theres few hundred more vids drop down menu page 2ish? of all his vids has the race.
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