News : MINI Superleggera Vision Concept makes UK debut at Salon Privé
MINI’s rather unusual Superleggera Vision concept, which was first unveiled at the world famous Concours d’Elegance at Villa d’Este last May, will make its UK debut during Salon Privé, which is being held at Syon House in London this week.
Handcrafted, with stretched aluminium panels, there’s no doubt at all that the fit and finish is exquisite, but we’re not sure it’s the minimalistic extreme that MINI’s design chief, Anders Warming, claims it to be.
“The MINI Superleggera Vision elegantly perpetuates what the Classic Mini started 55 years ago: reduction to the essentials,” he said. “Its energetic, minimalistic design embodies the dynamic essence of an automobile. At the same time it creates unique emotional beauty in combining the past and future of the automotive industry, i.e. traditional coachwork craftsmanship and modern design styling. It was a pleasure for me to design a concept like this.”
Fair enough – whichever way, on a personal level, AROnline adores the Union Jack taillights… but will it ever see production?