litre, 4 cylinder
The MINI ACV 30 concept from 1997 was the concept vehicle
from which the new MINI was born.
The ACV 30, standing for Anniversary Concept Vehicle was
originally created to celebrate the 30 years since a Mini
Cooper S won the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally.
The ACV 30 previewed the styling of
the new MINI
The lines of the MINI ACV 30 concept were stylish and
contemporary while also remaining true to the original
design. The red and white paintwork of the ACV 30 was
deliberately chosen to recall the racing colors of the
Unlike the original, and new, MINI's the ACV 30 concept
is a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive car, and as such only
two seats are found inside. The engine of the ACV 30 was
a 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder borrowed from the MGF.
Like the exterior, the interior of the MINI ACV 30 concept
is inspired by the rally scene. The seats are race style
units complete with harnesses, and rollcage-like cross
braces run throughout the Spartan interior.
Similar and related vehicles:
MINI Roadster Concept
MINI Coupe Concept
MINI Crossover Concept
MINI Concept Geneva