MINI uses “go kart feel” every chance it can get in marketing its wares. But how does it do vs an actual gokart? Australia’s CarAdvice found out. Here’s an excerpt:

With our goal being to discover if the Mini’s ‘Maximum go-kart feel’ was anything more than just PR spin and marketing hype, we headed to the track. Not just any track though, a very appropriate track.

Located a mere five kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, the location for our decided shenanigans would be the Port Melbourne Karting Complex and its 966-metre track – a regular fixture of the Australian Kart Championship.”

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