The [Ninja Turtles] henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady have hijacked the musical genres for us just like the Lone Ranger hijacked the William Tell Overture for our parents.

- xkcd

Monday, August 14, 2006

BMW, My Grandma Thanks You

Thanks to the wonderful remake of the Italian Job and people who enjoy driving around in tiny cars, I'm sure that most of us have seen our fair share of Mini Coopers (a subsidiary of BMW).

Luckily, they've decided that we've been suffering the current design long enough so they just released pictures of the new design, shown below.

What? It looks exactly the same you say? That's just what BMW wants you to think. They've actually changed every single body panel, completely redesigned the interior and updated the engine.

Check out the old vs. new side by side below and see if you can spot the differences!

Perhaps the best improvement in the whole design though, is the new patented GINORMOUS speedometer. Tired of complaints by 90 year old women that the speedometer was not the size of hanging scales in the produce section of your local grocery store, the new Mini features a Flava Flav inspired center speedometer to make sure you never forget how fast you're going again.

For a comparison of the old, and obviously too small speedometer, check out the picture below.

And all this new attractiveness can be yours for a mere £12,995.


Also, please note that those are the radio controls in the speedometer ... radio + how fast am I going? = synergy!


At 8/14/2006 12:44 PM, Blogger Chuckles said...

I have 20,000 dollars burning a hole in my pocket right now.

At 8/14/2006 3:07 PM, Blogger fulsome said...

Now, if the speedometer tilted to reflect the crazy angles and inverted curves I was going through, we'd really have something.

Also, the headlights on the new one look WAYYY better

At 8/15/2006 10:13 AM, Blogger teh l4m3 said...

Flava-Flav inspired? Does that mean Brigitte Nielson is going to be "riding it"?

At 8/15/2006 10:16 AM, Blogger Chuckles said...

Well, at least the dorks at BMW didn't try to shatter the universe and put a GPS navigation system in the spedometer.

Dogs and cats, man, dogs and freaking cats.


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