Classic Mini Says Happy 50th Birthday to Porsche 911 [Photo Gallery]
Introduced in 1959 and discontinued 41 years later, in 2000, the Mini Cooper is an iconic vehicle all over the world. Just like the Porsche 911. And BMW-owned brand took advantage of the Porsche celebration to brag a bit about its “forever young” car. And there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s actually pretty nice, and the fact that Mini UK also released a photo gallery featuring a Porsche and a Mini makes it even better.
“In September 2013 the flag-bearer of the German sports car fraternity, the Porsche 911, will celebrate its 50th birthday. And among the hoards of well-wishers will be MINI, not least because its model history also includes – in the classic Mini – a similarly compelling work of art characterised by a similar reluctance to abandon the exuberance of youth.
It may be the fundamental differences between the two cars (e.g. the Mini has its engine in the front, the 911 at the rear) that dominate at first glance. But there are also a number of factors – over and above their shared cult status – that lend particular empathy to MINI’s birthday greetings,” the UK company said in a press release.
Scroll below to have a look at the spectacular Mini vs. Porsche 911 photo shoot.
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