0 To 60 in 2.5 Seconds, 10 Minute Recharge

So you think the MINI E is all that eh? Or maybe the Tesla is more your style. Well move over slow-pokes, there’s something a whole lot sweeter… Shelby Super Cars’ Aero EV.

Aero EV

Courtesy of Engadget: SSC just came clean with the details behind its All-Electric Scalable Powertrain (AESP) producing 1,000 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque that rips the Aero EV through 0 to 60 in just 2.5 seconds at a 208mph top speed. Compare that to the Tesla Roadster’s 0-60 in 3.9 seconds (or 3.7 for the 2009 sport model) and you’ll understand all the hubbub, bub. Better yet, the 150-220 mile battery can be refilled in just 10 minutes (Tesla takes 3.5 hours) from a 220V service thanks to what SSC calls its “Charge on the Run” onboard charging system — something that nearly eliminates (or at least minimizes) the need for a battery swapping infrastructure. The first full-scale, pre-production Ultimate Aero EV should be on the streets before June with production deliveries expected in the fourth quarter. Now we just need a price.

New MINI iPhone/iPod Touch Game

MINI Financial Services released a new game for the iPhone/iPod Touch platform. I was actually starting to wonder how MINI could be so late to the game on an iPhone app when they have traditionally been on the cutting edge of every other marketing idea. Well, better late than never I suppose. Here is a video showing the app in action as well as the full press release:

MINI Press: In the spirit of providing iPhone and iPod touch users with some MINI-centric fun, all while encouraging them to hold onto more of their coin, MINI Financial Services today launched “MINI Liquid Assets,” MINI’s take on an old-school favorite, available for download at no charge from the iTunes App store. Continue reading New MINI iPhone/iPod Touch Game

MINI Cooper Ice Cream “Truck”?

You may have seen the Red Bull MINIs driving around, but this takes the cake (or ice cream in this case)! The owners of this 2004 MINI Cooper took modding to another level and created this MINI version of an ice cream truck. Yes, they are planning on starting an ice cream business out of this little MINI and I bet they will be successful!

MINI Cooper Ice Cream Machine

Here are some of the mods:
– 48 feet LED’s (interior and exterior)
– 1000W Inverter
– 63 qt Sub-Zero Freezer
– Surf Board (mounted to roof rack with 2′ ice cream cone)
– Ice Cream Music Player (with external speaker and microphone)
– Roof Mounted 6″ Hellas (with ice and cream cut into covers)
– Mac “Mini” Car Computer with 7″ touchscreen (running AMP and PC point of sale inventory software)
– CNX 2300 DC to AC Converter
– GPS with VR and POI index for repeat customers

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MINI Convertible Makes World Debut At NAIAS 2009

MINI will introduce the next generation of its celebrated four-seat convertible at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Joining the 2009 MINI Convertibles on the show floor is the MINI E, the first electric car deployed by a manufacturer of premium automobiles for private use in daily traffic.

2009 MINI Convertible

The new 2009 MINI Convertible embodies the thrill of open-air motoring in unmistakably MINI style. Raising the high standard set by its predecessor, the new MINI Convertible features improvements in design, quality, handling, performance, efficiency and functionality. The first MINI Convertibles will be delivered March 28, 2009.

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