The magazine version of our favorite TV show seems to like the 2007 MINI. So much so that it has just named it the best small car for 2007. Here’s an excerpt from the awards list:

>It’s not easy to tell apart from its predecessor, but the new Mini Cooper S is the most fun car we’ve driven this year.

Now the MINI will move on to the ultimate test with the rest of the individual winners and vie for the coveted Top Gear Car of the Year Award. You can also check out the TopGear video that features the MINI along with everyone’s favorite slow TV presenter James May. We’re guessing the middle finger in the pic above is the result of a bad hair day.

You can see the entire list of cars and read the rest of the article below:

[ Top Gear Car of the Year Finalists ] Top Gear