Called the MINI Superleggera Vision, the new two-seat Mini concept made its world premiere last weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como in Italy. Anders Warming, MINI’s Chief Designer was on site and introduced the emotional roadster to the world.

Described as blending contemporary Britishness with traditional Italian design flair, the MINI Superleggera Vision is heavily rumored to point to a new open-top MINI model that aims to be more successful than the current MINI Roadster.

The new roadster is also rumored to hint at future MINI design and even uses an electric drivetrain that insiders suggest is a development of that used by the BMW i3.

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The new Mini was conceived, created and produced in a project between its Munich-based design department and Touring Superleggera’s coach building works in Milan. The former led the styling of the low slung two seater, while the latter undertook its traditional hand shaped metal sheet construction.

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Let’s hear how Warming describes the car.