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With the next generation expected in 2023 and the crossoverfication of the industry in full swing, you might worry about the little MINI hatchback. But there’s good news for fans of the model, as Bernd Korber, the brand’s boss, says it is safe.

In fact, Korber went so far as to compare the MINI hatchback to the Porsche 911. Speaking to Autocar, he said the hatch is central to the brand’s success.

“Don’t screw with an icon,” Korber told the outlet is MINI’s guiding principal. “The 911 has to be carefully developed over time because it’s what Porsche stands for.” And MINI thinks similarly about the hatchback. So, yes, MINI has had to expand its range with the Countryman and the Clubman, though that doesn’t take anything away from the importance of the hatch to the brand.

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“What’s important is that the entire portfolio needs to have the DNA of MINI,” said Korber. “After more than 60 years, it’s necessary that MINI makes a bold step ahead, but it also has to stay true to its core, and that’s the three-door hatch.”

Anyone who’s afraid of change, though, may be alarmed by hearing Korber calling the next-gen MINI the biggest step in the last 20 years. Fortunately, the brand seems to understand that good steps need to be small enough for people to, you know, step up them.

“We’ll keep what is well known for being a MINI,” Oliver Heilmer, MINI’s design chief, told Autocar. “That’s not just design features but the proportions, compact feel, and friendly personality.”

According to a separate report from 2019, the MINI hatchback will shrink to leave room for a compact SUV marketed under the Traveller name. The change in dimensions won’t be dramatic, but, along with shorter overhands, should give the car an overall more compact look.


許多男人都是愛車成癡,但是這位來自維也納的80歲Ottocar J. 不僅是愛車成癡,更特別鍾愛保時捷車款,日前他才剛買下他的第80輛Porsche車款-Boxster Spyder!

▲80歲Ottocar J.近日剛入手他的第80輛保時捷車款-Boxster Spyder。(圖片來源/Porsche,以下同)

Ottocar的保時捷故事始於約50年前,當時身為業餘賽車手的他在賽道上不斷的被其他駕駛保時捷的參賽者追過,因此他開始存錢在1972年購買了第一台屬於自己的保時捷 911 E,之後更將917、910、956、904加入自己的收藏行列,連Carrera RS都買了9種版本。不久前,Ottocar才從德國 Zuffenhausen 的保時捷工廠帶回了一台邁阿密藍 Porsche Boxster Spyder,是他的第80台保時捷。

▲自從1972年買下第一台保時捷後,便展開Ottocar至今將近50年的購買史。

由於保時捷均記載Ottocar的購買紀錄,所以身為VVVIP的他是少數經過原廠允許可以親手為車輛貼上車頭盾牌Logo的客戶。不僅如此,他更為保時捷收藏品建造一個專屬車庫,除了容納愛車以外,更放置了許多保時捷海報、各式紀念品、獎盃和書籍。

▲保時捷倉庫不僅容納愛車,還有許多紀念品、獎盃、海報等等。

現在在車庫中可以看見38輛保時捷車款,Ottocar表示,他每個月每天都可以駕駛一輛不同的汽車,而周末甚至可以開兩輛。他最常開的車是911 R、991、911 Speedster和近兩代的Boxster Spyders,雖然他沒有說出最喜歡的車,不過在旅行的時候通常都會都選擇981 Boxster Spyder

▲由於數量太多,Ottocar甚至可以一個月都開到不重複的車。

如果你以為買到第80輛Ottocar就滿足的話,那就大錯特錯,目前他已經規劃要購買最新一代的Cayenne,並且來一趟悠閒的公路之旅。他說:「當你80歲時,對過去的思考不再那麼多,而對未來的思考卻會更多,也會期待接下來會發生的事情。

▲未來他並不會停下購買保時捷的打算,打算再購入保時捷人氣休旅Cayenne。

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In the world of rallying, few cars are as iconic as the Audi Quattro, commonly known as the ‘Ur-Quattro.’

Audi introduced the Quattro back in 1980 and quickly started competing with the car in various rally championships. As the regulations changed, the car morphed into the Sport Quattro from Group B that you may be most familiar with. A touch over 11,000 units of the ‘regular’, road-going Audi Ur-Quattro were produced and RM Sotheby’s will auction one off at its Arizona event on January 22.

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Audi only sold the Ur-Quattro in North America between 1983 and 1986 and over this period, just 763 examples were delivered through its official channels. This particular model was ordered by its first owner from Trainer Motors in Connecticut and delivered on 22 November 1982. It was acquired by the consignor in 2015.

The listing reveals that the car remained with its original owner until 30 October 1992 when it was acquired by someone in New Jersey with 53,000 miles on the clock. This owner was an Audi mechanic and upgraded the car to European specification, fitting Ronal alloy wheels, larger brakes, Koni shocks, stiffer springs, a performance camshaft, upgraded instruments, European headlights, and European bumpers.

Finished in a shade of Mars Red, the car has only been driven 2,000 miles (3,200 km) over the past 28 years and is being sold with its original owner’s manual, maintenance booklet, jack, spare tire, tools, and maintenance invoices.

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