Geneva Motor Show 2011 2011 Mini Rocketman Concept

Feb 23, 2011
Author: Grigoriy Gomelchuk
Photos: Mini
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The Rocketman has a carbon fibre chassis, so the car came out very light and consumes about 3 litres of fuel per 100 km. The precise dimensions are 3419 mm lengthwise, 1907 mm wide and 1388 mm high.

The designers of the concept retained the classic Mini’s delineation and spiced it with some fresh solutions and some avant-garde details. A special emphasis is paid to the lights and lighting design in general. The rear LED lights are made as projectors: the blinkers reflect in the body surface. The glass roof is highlighted with fibre optics. Look at the 18-inch wheels with carbon fibre hub caps: they not only look good but improve aerodynamics.

The two-hinged doors provide comfort getting into the cockpit, and they are especially good when parking in tight spaces. The outside hinges (made of carbon) remind us of the classic Minis for which it was distinctive. The boot lid is divided into two parts, and the lower one is designed as a drawer – when pulled out it becomes sort of a hanger boot for a snowboard or other sports equipment.

The compartment easily transforms, varying its capacity from 2 to 4 persons. To be honest, the fourth person can hardly sit there for a long time – it gets tight enough. Also in the compartment there is one interesting feature – it’s a removable multimedia block which can be carried home and connected to a PC.

The Mini Rocketman is going to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March.

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