Readers probably noticed that our last edition of Rest Stop featured a handful of silly MINI articles in honor of April Fools day. It turns out that we were not the only ones trying to play some MINI-themed pranks. MINI USA joined the fun with “news” of their newest model, the MINI Cooper Yachtsmen.
Promising “a corner-carving crustacean that promises go-kart-like handling and a sensational combination of amphibious and landphibious performance both on and off the water,” the Yachtsmen was billed as half boat, half auto in an actual press release issued by MINI before the New York Auto Show. Early photographs had most of us at Atlantic British thinking the MINI photoshop team was busy at work, but we were wrong! MINI actually built a Yachtsmen and presented it in New York, true to their word.
Unfortunately – or fortunately (?) – the MINI Yachtsmen will exist only as a fake concept. Yachtsmen or not, we’re happy to see MINI’s has a sense of humor that matches the fun personality of their vehicles.
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