Awesome Clubman By Mini Thins The Line Between Off-Road and On-Road
Mini just came out with the new Clubman All4 Scrambler concept, a virile version of the Clubman for the 2016 Valentino Park Motor Show. Drawing inspiration from the BMW R Nine T Scrambler motorcycle, Mini Italy has christened their Mini Scrambler concept. This bestial concept will certainly turn heads. Utilitarian look of the car in short contains a matte paintwork, mud tyres, roof rack, rally style spotlights and luggage seats and shows deep inspirational roots from the above mentioned BMW motorcycle.
Colour of the concept is matte Frozen Grey, a staple colour of the high performing BMW motorcycle, for contrast the roof was painted black, and we must admit it is a beautiful contrast. The luggage rack at the roof looks sturdy and the classic leather suitcase seen in the pictures of the concept looks like something that would be strapped to the R Nine T Scrambler bike. Mini Italy did an amazing job infusing the characteristics of the BMW bike into a solid wagon. Tires on the concept are much more aggressive than what we would be accustomed to see on the R Nine T bike, however an off road paradigm is well established with such tires.
Wheel wells are nicely filled out by these tires, unlike the original Clubman tires, additionally it gives a more rugged look to the concept. Matte black appliqué can be seen on the front and rear bumpers, side sills and wheel arches. With modest tune ups on the interior we can only single out the Nappa leather and Alcantara upholstery with a full tan shade which also resemble the R nine T, namely its seats. Perhaps Mini has spoilt us with it colourful palate, but it would be nice to see the concept in various colour combinations with tan leather options accompanying the palette.
Performance specifications were not released since the car is in the concept stage, however if there are stakeholders, Mini will certainly build it. Since the car is based on the Clubman S All4 we could presume that the concept could be powered by a 2.0 litre Twin Power Turbo, four-cylinder engine which has an output of 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. The Clubman S All4 model can reach 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds and max out at 140 mph. Needless to say that Mini has built a breathtaking, production-based concept which will hopefully garner a lot of attention at the Valentino Park Motor Show.
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