The upcoming electric hatch has pulled a Lufthansa cargo plane to show its worth as a 'muscle car'.
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Mini has amped up the tease for its first mass-produced electric model, towing a Boeing 777F cargo plane to show how much torque is on offer.

The new Cooper SE was hooked up to a Lufthansa cargo plane weighing around 136 tonnes at Frankfurt airport, and filmed for a clip posted on social media. It's the first in a series of videos that'll be released before production starts in November.

Although it hasn't been revealed, we know what the Cooper SE will look like when it launches thanks to a set of pictures snapped by our spy photographers.

Like the design study preceding it, the production car will get yellow detailing around its closed grille and a stylised 'E' badge, along with grey aero covers for the wheels. The ride height appears to be raised over a regular Mini, potentially to house the battery pack.

When it lobs, the Cooper SE is expected to use a version of the BMW i3's electric powertrain. The latest iteration uses a 42kWh battery pack, but reports have suggested the Mini will instead get a 33.8kWh unit from an older model, good for around 180km of range.

Official figures haven't been confirmed, but we're hoping for more, given the Hyundai Kona Electric has around 450km of 'real world' range.