… and wow what a fun day it was! Well done MINI USA 🙂
GPMINI looks stunning; I love the aero kit, I love the wheels, and the rear spoiler is fantastic! The color is great but it’s still hard to pin down what colour it really is.
After lunch, speeches and key hand-over, we spent a while admiring the car then met up with RB and toured the track & pit areas of Laguna Seca for an hour or two – but eventually the need to drive GPMINI called too loud and we headed off, driving Highway 1 down to Big Sur and back (and passing 4 or 5 other GPs!):
I’m amazed by how smooth the ride is on the 18″ wheels, some of that no doubt due to the improved roads here compared with Boston, but even on hard bumps the ride is nothing like as harsh as I expected. I don’t see myself needing to switch to non-runflats based on todays drive (though we’ll see what roads at home do to it).
The interior noise is worse than I wanted – there’s a lot of road rumble in the back of the car on certain surfaces at highway speeds; hopefully that can be reduced with some Dynamat or similar … and contrary to some of the England GP buyers reports, my dash / trim is just as rattly as any other MINI 😦