As much as we don’t necessarily care for the Mini Coupe, arguing that Mini should have just created one car with a folding hardtop or only gone with the Roadster is really a moot point. Both cars debuted in concept form at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, and after receiving lots of attention from both the press and public alike, both cars were were immediately given the green light thereafter. We spoke with Horst Radivojevic, project manager for the Mini Coupe and Roadster, and he told us that there was never a question about doing just one model – we would either get two or none at all.

We can’t help but cock our heads to the side and look slightly puzzled whenever we see the Coupe, but that’s definitely not the case with the Roadster. Its design is identical to the Coupe in every way, except for the awkward