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Shocker! Porsche 911 beats Mini Cooper in "race" at "Road Atlanta"

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Mini vs. Porsche - Click above to view the videos after the jump

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, the blokes from BMW had their bumpers handed to them.

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. Naturally, Mini likes to point out that the difference was $38,000 a second, but to anyone paying attention, the additional $76k is money well spent... particularly on a real track. Maybe Mini should've reconsidered Hyundai's offer...

Hit the jump for the race and two introductory videos, including a thoroughly comical explanation about why Mini opted for an autocross track and not the full course at Road Atlanta.

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Mini tried to pull a Bob Lutz. Only problem is that Mini is not Bob F*ckin' Lutz.

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I wasn't aware that Hyundai had offered to take on the Mini with the Genesis... that's pretty ballsy.

I would have liked to see the Genesis take on the Mini. While its not my thing, I wonder who will be the first person to put the Hyundai V8 into the Genesis coupe.<br><br>Edit: I mean a backyard V8 swap, not the Rhys Millen mid engined V8 in a Genesis shell.<br><br>

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