Taking flight with the rally-ready Mini Countryman

Reaction to the concept of Mini returning to the World Rally Championships where it once reigned supreme with the bulbous Countryman has been somewhat mixed. Here's video proof from Mini that with enough race prep, pigs can fly.

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Why all the hate for the Mini? Have anyone driven the original and compared it to the new mini? John Cooper would kick an old mini to the curb in a heart beat to drive the new cooper. I have driven both. I can tell you the old mini is the most uncomfortable thing I have ever driven. Grant the new mini is abit quirky and far from perfect, but overall it is a good car. Would you really want a smaller car than the mini? I weigh in at $1.75 and the mini feels good can imagine if I was over 200. Hell most american could not even fit in the old Mini.