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MINI Rocketman Concept Goes British - Web Exclusive

The British MINI Rocketman Concept takes British patriotism to its zenith.

Greg Emmerson
Jun 15, 2012 SHARE
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The 3+1-seater, with its three doors and an exterior length of just over three meters, is ingrained with the timeless core values of the brand: irresistible design, clever functionality, smile-inducing agility and exceptional efficiency. Its innovative interior concept accommodates three full-size seats and an extra seat suitable for short journeys.

The Rocketman Concept’s spaceframe is made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic, enabling a lightweight construction. 18-inch light-alloy wheels have white polished areas and a metallic red accent. Matte Porcelain White paintwork is also used for the mirror caps, boot opener and surrounds for the radiator grille and headlights. MINI’s iconic grill opening is accented by miniature versions of its own logo as mesh cutouts. Reminiscent of the original era of MINI’s, the trunk is two-section clamshell design. This makes loading in your English Bulldog a bit easier.

Making your way inside the interior you find the most distinctive element of the dashboard is the cockpit surface, which is bordered by a red bar and has a striking 3D effect. Its relief structure depicts the name of every host city of the summer Olympic Games in the modern era using artistically intricate lettering, with London given particularly prominent billing. Glancing at the stowage compartment on the center console between the driver and front passenger symbolizes a basketball court with miniature players. Other interior features include a rucksack attached behind the front passenger seat, which is made from the same rubberized material used for the seat bolsters and also sports the three-dimensional cockpit motif.

The British MINI Rocketman Concept takes British patriotism to its zenith. While MINI’s are no longer British owned, you better believe the MINI Rocketman Concept plans on never loosing the spirit of the much beloved micro car that is and always will be quintessentially British.

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