Another rumor we’ve heard from several folks over the last few weeks was that MINI was moving the introduction of the factory “MINI” aero kit back from March of 2007 to Summer of 2007. We now have confirmation that this is indeed happening. However from our understanding this is not the JCW aero kit that we’ve seen plenty of pictures of, but the MINI branded kit that has thus far remained rather elusive to real photography.

Unfortunately this also means that the Hyper Sport kit for the US market will also be pushed back until summer of 2007 as this is a major component of that option.

Of course those who must have an Aero kit of some kind can still add the JCW aero kit that comes out this winter. It’s a slightly more aggressive looking package but for those wanting to go that route. And you can always opt for the sport suspension (the other part of the package) as a stand-alone option as well.