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Mini Roadster Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Set to go on sale in 2011 is this two-seat Roadster, the second of Mini's new models. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Mini Roadster is the sister car to the Mini Coupe. It will attempt to encroach on the market share of the Mazda MX-5 and Audi TT Roadster. The car will be manufactured in the UK at Mini's Oxford plant.

It is based around the same re-engineered Mini Convertible bodyshell as the Coupe and as such, the Roadster concept shares that car's rakish A-pillars and lowered roofline.

The silhouette in itself is admirable. The front pillars slope back an extra 16 degrees on the concept, giving it a sportier look but is actually an expensive feature to re-engineer.

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