In the world of automotive journalism, few publications “get” fast small cars quite like EVO. While not an in-depth look at MINI’s hottest of hot 2-doors, it’s an overview that’s well worth a look.

An equivalent Audi TT or Peugeot RCZ will be more practical (bigger boot, two small rear seats) but more expensive, and for driving thrills a JCW Coupe has them both licked. Sales in the coupe class are often based on looks, though, and the Mini’s styling is likely to be quite love/hate.

In short, they like it, but read the full article for yourself.