The eye-catching two seater convertible is said to combine dramatic looks with sizzling performance in what Mini believe will put it in place to challenge Mazda's long time favourite, the MX-5 and Honda's upcoming CRZ.
The Speedster will use the same platform as the Mini Cabrio but will have its own identity by being offered strictly as a two-pew convertible.
With increased boot space, electric folding soft-top, distinctive roll hoops, oversized wheelarches, and a lower, wider stance, the Speedster boasts classic roadster proportions whilst remaining unmistakably Mini.
Rumour has it a John Cooper Works model will also be available.
Pricing and availability are yet to be announced.
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