When BMW uses the term Vision with a concept, it typically references a vehicle that is a true vision of the future rather than a lightly disguised new model. Given our hands-on time with the concept at the Concours D’Elegance in Italy we’d say the name fits this concept well. The hand-formed aluminum body is exceptionally detailed and features a shoulder line running the length of the car that is a new piece of the MINI design language. The interior, while sparse in its overall design abounds in small touches that speak to the hand-made nature of it all.
The overall composition inside if almost entirely leather and aluminum harkening back to the best roadsters of the last century. Outside it’s a blend of MINI tradition with British roadster sensibilities creating something entirely new. Based on reaction at the Concours and around the web the Sperleggera appears to be a hit. And from what we hear MINI is taking note in a major way. If rumors are to be believed we will see something a production version of the Superleggera (in roadster and coupe form) in 3-4 years time.