The 2013 Mini Roadster Is The Coupe's Sorority GirlfriendJoel Johnson1/10/12 9:00amFiled to: Detroit Auto Show2013 Mini Roadster2012 Detroit Auto Showmini roadsterMini69EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThere may be too many Minis. There, I've said it. This is the sixth. But if we must have another, why not a tiny two-seater convertible? It's cold comfort (until you turn on the heater) but at least the new Mini Roadster is heading in the right direction, size-wise, getting ever-so-slightly smaller than the Mini Convertible.As the sister car to the hard-top Mini Coupe—the ugly one — the Mini Roadster isn't shorter than the 2+2 Mini Convertible, but it is just under an inch more low-slung—and it is blessedly lighter, even with an electric rear spoiler that pops up to add downforce over 50 MPH.