Lexus LS430 "MINI Cooper S" Face Swap Fits Like a Glove

There's nothing like a good old naturally aspirated V8 when it comes to putting a smile on an enthusiast's face. However, the ways in which this can be achieved are infinite, with the one we have here serving as an example of nonconformism. You see, we're dealing with a face swap rendering here, one that also involves the MINI Cooper S.
Lexus LS430 "Mini Cooper S" Face Swap 8 photos
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Sure, the... noticeable size difference between the luxury sedan and the subcompact performance model means one would have a hard time bringing the two together in real life. Then again, if we look past that aspect and allow this pixel painting to work its LOL magic, the mix looks quite stable.

Heck, the two even come from different eras. The flagship sedan we have here, which is a third-gen model was built between 2000 and 2006. And while the current fifth-gen model, which landed at the end of 2017, has come a long way, delivering a lavish experience, spicy design and serious firepower, this could still use some extra polish in terms of the handling and the infotainment system.

As for the nose sitting before us, this belongs to the current MINI Cooper S. Note that we're dealing with the third incarnation of the MINI hatch, which came to life in late 2013. The vehicle receive a serious revamp in 2018, so it's only natural to wonder when its replacement is due.

However, it looks like the lifespan of the machine has been expanded and the decision wasn't even kickstarted by the current global health crisis. Instead, this was made public in January and it has to do with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

To be more precise, the BMW-owned automaker currently builds its cars in Oxford, UK and Born, the Netherlands. And, given the investment required to prepare the factories for the next-gen model, the yet unclear trade tariffs associated with Brexit are a factor the company needs to take into consideration before making the said step.

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