They're not just toys

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Mini of the future

Specifically, a Mini SUV — nothing new, just bigger and better.
A built-in rail with an attachable tray allows passengers to pass objects from the front seat to the rear. The best part of the car however is the Center Globe. The globe sits on the dashboard between the driver and passenger, functioning as a navigation, speedometer and entertainment console. While the driver is searching for directions on his/her side of the touch-sensitive globe, the passenger can surf the web. Instead of using a key to ignite the engine, the driver places a Keyball into the upper edge of the globe, which then rolls down to start the car.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Green Mini

BMW is set to unveil a fleet of all-electric Mini Coopers at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November.

Called the "Mini E," the car will run on an automotive lithium-ion battery. It will be available as a limited edition of 500 for select private and corporate customers in California, New York and New Jersey.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

RC Mini through USB

Not really a diecast Mini, but still fun.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

'Italian Job' trio from Scalextric

Limited edition classic Minis from the movie, The Italian Job. From Scalextric, available for £95.00.