There are several reports coming from different trusted sources who speak of the imminent unveiling of a MINI Roadster Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The two-seater concept is expected to offer a sportier and more dynamic look than the current MINI Convertible and it will feature a steeply raked windshield and soft top.
It will use all the qualities that turned the MINI brand into a popular choice for many enthusiasts, but will take them to a new level, creating a small Roadster which will expand even further the offerings coming out of the Oxford plant.
The popular engines found in the MINI and John Cooper Works line-up, will make their way into the Roadster model as well, including the powerful but yet efficient, 1.6 liter twin-scroll turbo engine which outputs 211 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque.
The Roadster will go on sale in 2010 as the fifth model in the Mini range, after the forthcoming Mini crossover, followed shortly by a MINI-i model part of Project i initiative.
[Source: Autocar | Photo Credit: De Lusi /Larson ]