Mini is talking up the dynamic properties of the roadster, suggesting that its lightweight fabric hood gives it a lower center of gravity than other models. The steel body structure adopts the same stiffening measures as the coupe, including a substantial brace at the rear that is said to boost overall rigidity to a level comparable to that of the hardtop. With a weight distribution biased toward the front, officials also claim the new open-top has better traction than earlier Mini models.NetCarShow.com has more photos of the Roadster than you can shake a stickshift at! BMW Group's PressClub USA press release calls it "SPONTANEOUS, OPEN, IRRESISTIBLE".
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Production Version Of 2013 MINI Roadster Revealed
Autoweek reports on the production version of the 2012 MINI Roadster that is scheduled to make its public debut at the Detroit auto show in January prior to going on sale in North America in mid-2012. It says, in part:
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