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Porsche 911: Challenged for race by MINI

Porsche vs. MINI

MINI has challenged the Porsche 911 for a race and Porsche seems considering to accept. Nice!

Mini is using the power of the Internet to challenge Porsche to a race, pitting their Mini Cooper S against Porsche’s superior 911 Carrera S two weeks from today at Road Atlanta. Surprisingly, Porsche is actually considering it.

Mini’s betting on its 172 hp Cooper S to whoop the 385 hp Porsche 911 and are challenging them via a Facebook campaign, a full page ad in the New York Times and the video below. Mini USA President Jim McDowell — formerly of Porsche — wants Porsche USA president Detlev von Platen to meet him at Road Atlanta (convenient to Porsche’s Georgia HQ) on June 21st with the drivers of their choice. Should Porsche win, McDowell will sport a shirt saying the Porsche is faster than the Mini. McDowell even throws in a Porsche-gets-bald-guys-laid joke.