Porsche 911 + Mini Cooper? Take a look at how radically different the iconic Mini would look like if designed by other automakers

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<i>Image: Budget Direct</i>
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The legendary Mini brand remains an automotive icon but what would the classic Cooper look like if it were designed by different manufacturers?

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The guys at Budget Direct have created some fantastic rederings meshing Mini's classic style with that of various automakers including Porshe, Bugatti and Dodge.

Check out the images below: 

Challenger Mini

Dodge Mini

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There are probably only a few car models (if any!) that are more British than the iconic Mini. Same goes for Dodge Challenger in the USA: it is an embodiment of American cars. Here we present the MINI Challenger.

Bugatti Mini

Bugatti Mini

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Bugatti has stunned the world of cars by producing models like Veyron and Chiron. Those cars set a new benchmark for other supercars, as they pushed to the limits of speed. Pair them together and the result is awesome. But could a Bugatti Mini reach a top speed of 439km/h like the Veyron Super Sport?

Porsche Mini

Porsche Mini

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Porsche is known for its 911 which was first introduced in 1963. The style has stayed recognizable through the decades, but could Porsche have created its own sports car Mini?

Bentley Mini

Bentley Mini

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Bentley has manufactured some impressive, cars such as the Continental and Bentayga. The car offers space and luxury, but what if you live in a big town and have a small parking lot? We think Bentley should create its own Mini which keeps the Bentley-style headlights but would fit in any parking space.

McLaren Mini

McLaren Mini

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McLaren has challenged Ferrari on F1 tracks for decades, but they battle also on supercar markets. McLaren’s cars are always special, but maybe it is time to think really outside of the box. Why not combine two famous brands from the UK: McLaren and Mini? This is how it might look like.

Ariel Mini

Ariel Mini

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Ariel is one of our favourites. We would love to take Ariel Atom for a ride around Germany's Nürburgring - that would be a day to remember. Atom could be the inspiration for the Ariel Mini model too: setting up a roll cage and a windscreen – for the track days.

In the case for night driving, this version has the headlights done in Mini-style. These examples show that the history of Mini could have looked quite different if other manufacturers had tried the concept.

We are not quite sure which of these versions we like the most because every one of them is pretty special. But, we have to admit that the idea of taking the Ariel Mini for a spin around a racetrack would be on the top of the list!

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