Eeny MINI my oh my...
> Two days and 600 kilometres with all current MINI models. We like ‘em all!
Cooper Works (JCW), with JCW Valve Silencer System and the JCW Carbon Tailpipe Finishers, the car was a beast – it powered up effortlessly on the road, absorbed corners steadily and dealt with high speed at ease. It was the perfect car to end the day. making it fun to drive in the city landscape.
Again, to maximise our experience in the MINI cars, we went for a track session at the Malacca International Motorsports Circuit (MIMC). Similar to the media drive, this was my debut on a track too. We went two laps, each in the Cooper S 3 Door “Wired” and the Cooper S 5 Door respectively.
Driving on the race track was a considerably different experience. The twists and turns demand proper handling of the car and MINI, a brand that is famous for its go-kart feel, did not disappoint. Even for a first-timer like me, the car was easy to handle, gripped well on corners and sped up with no trouble. Meanwhile, under the hands of experienced drivers, it unleashed its full potential whereby it took some only slightly more than two minutes to finish both laps.
Throughout the trip, I was lucky enough to enjoy the MINI cars in its most organic form. Be it cruising down south or competing on the track, they helped me to discover a new dimension to driving. In the right car, with the right specs, driving can bring absolute pleasure to one.
Cooper Chili Cooper S 5- Door Cooper S Clubman Cooper S Countryman Cooper S 3-Door “The Challenge Inspired”
Cooper S 3- Door (left), Cooper S 5-Door (right).