Mini Superleggera Concept Very Un-Mini (20 Photos)

111386566 1425510603938 jpeg

Spectators at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 classic-car contest in Lake Como, Italy, received a bilingual greeting of “All right?” and “Buongiorno!” as BMW introduced the Mini Superleggera Vision. The automaker described the electric-powered roadster concept car as “modern Britishness meets Italian flair,” but the first thing you’ll likely notice is its minimal Mini-ness. The Superleggera easily bears the least resemblance to any previous Mini model we’ve seen.

More Concept Cars

The Superleggera combines Italian body construction with Mini’s iconic British visual cues on the outside, and inside uses leather, aluminum and black chrome flourishes, according to the automaker.

What do you think of this Mini concept’s blending of European cultural influences? Sound off in the comment section and check out the gallery of manufacturer’s photos below.

1815614175 1425511168674 jpeg automatic-content-migration
1038030820 1425511294893 jpeg automatic-content-migration
1226084985 1425511159602 jpeg
428576644 1425511224673 jpeg automatic-content-migration
1958913341 1425511165493 jpeg automatic-content-migration
762732290 1425511295353 jpeg
16396742 1425511225947 jpeg automatic-content-migration
1378990650 1425511294804 jpeg
1354884162 1425511181436 jpeg
1567550654 1425511134406 jpeg automatic-content-migration
1025601092 1425511224549 jpeg
589003627 1425511170881 jpeg automatic-content-migration
1394601541 1425511230274 jpeg automatic-content-migration
1115548834 1425511135120 jpeg automatic-content-migration
1720885238 1425511163273 jpeg automatic-content-migration
837494648 1425511296801 jpeg
2016292756 1425511178072 jpeg
183719528 1425511157552 jpeg
853662596 1425511173517 jpeg
1815614175 1425511168674 jpeg automatic-content-migration


Manufacturer images

Photo of Matt Schmitz
Former Assistant Managing Editor-News Matt Schmitz is a veteran Chicago journalist indulging his curiosity for all things auto while helping to inform car shoppers. Email Matt Schmitz

Latest expert reviews