Mini races Porsche anyway, obviously loses

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While we were up to our ears in Cannes coverage last week, it slipped our attention that Mini went ahead and raced Porsche at Road Atlanta, without the latter’s involvement, having unsuccessfully bugged the luxury brand for weeks to take part. In the end, the Porsche 911 Carrera S beat the Mini Cooper S, though only by a few seconds. Porsche’s absence makes the whole thing a bit specious, but they had to wrap up the campaign somehow.

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