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Old 20th June 2010, 04:23   #16
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Hun-Day has nothin to lose even if they lost this. But the Mini....!
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Old 20th June 2010, 09:42   #17
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haha!! this is getting interesting!! then next the Chinese will step in with their BYDs!!
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BMW should know that not everyday is a sunday in the marketing world. Now watch Mini try to run.
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Old 20th June 2010, 10:31   #19
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Hyundai has released a video where they challenge Mini to a race at Road Atlanta in July:

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Old 20th June 2010, 11:22   #20
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Now, it's a marketing triumph for Hyundai. Mini would be scratching it's heads now.

If they accept, they stand a chance of losing to the Hyundai Genesis Coupe which has matched the abilities and in some cases, beaten the likes of Mustang, Camaro & Challenger in quite a few comparison tests. If they don't accept, Hyundai would go gaga again in marketing that.

Mini has paid a price for challenging "Porsche", widely regarded as the company which makes the best handling cars in the world.
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Old 20th June 2010, 13:01   #21
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The Genesis will leave the Cooper S to bite the dust,unless the whole thing is doctored in the Mini's favor.
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Old 20th June 2010, 13:04   #22
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What next, Mini vs Maini(Reva)?

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Hun-Day has nothin to lose even if they lost this. But the Mini....!
Hehe, exactly!
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Old 20th June 2010, 13:09   #23
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The Genesis will leave the Cooper S to bite the dust,unless the whole thing is doctored in the Mini's favor.
Totally agree. I can't really understand why people are baying for H's blood?
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Old 20th June 2010, 15:24   #24
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Totally agree. I can't really understand why people are baying for H's blood?
What I meant was H does not have the baggage of the "Mini Cooper" tag to live up to. And hey, I drive a H too, and am proud of it!
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Interesting marketing gimmick by Mini....v impressed by the spirit displayed by both manufacturers
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Things have backfired for Mini. First Porsche refused, now they have been challenged by Hyundai. Check this thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...challenge.html
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Smile Dying to hear Mini's response

Now i really want to hear Mini's response to the Hyundai's Challenge. Hyundai are also pretty serious,they trust the genesis coupe a lot. And why wouldn't they, it just beat almost all the powerhouse local brands in US, Mustang, Camaro and Challenger out of no where.

Oh man, what have Mini got themselves into ???

And Hyundai, way to go guys . You're rocking
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In the over-hyped and ridiculous contrived "race" between the Mini Cooper and the Porsche 911, a victor has been crowned, and as you'd expect, despite creating a "track" at the infield of Road Atlanta designed to maximize the Mini's potential and neuter the high-speed prowess of the Porsche, the Cooper still lost the battle by a full two seconds.
Maybe Mini should've reconsidered Hyundai's offer...

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Old 22nd June 2010, 20:44   #29
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Wink Colateral damage

Total damage = Mini Cooper. Guess they have to wear the t-shirt we lost to Porsche now ??
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I wonder what Mini have tried to prove here. They have lost by a good 2 seconds. For all you know, they're probably targeting existing Porsche owners who are looking for a good second car that they'd prefer to take to the shops.
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