We’d likely pick the Aston. It has to be that or the Jaguar for a driving experience, doesn’t it? Not necessarily, because most people, given those choices, opt for the Mini.
This is according to the proprietor of closed-course thrills and supercar spills, TrackDays.co.uk. Of all the classics they offer, the high-powered Astons and Jags get less love than the diminutive people’s icon.
In fact, the Mini accounts for 15 percent more sales over its more expensive and exotic stablemates. It’s appropriate that it should be so popular in this, the Mini’s 60th year.
The Mini is most popular amongst 55 to 65-year-olds, presumably because they’re searching for a nostalgia hit, especially as the car of their youth isn’t quite as affordable as it was.
Indeed, although the Mini was manufactured in great numbers, early cars are hard to come by for anything less than aspirational cash.
“Our latest research indicates that our love affair with the Mini is stronger than ever in its 60th anniversary,” said Imran Malek, operations manager at TrackDays.co.uk.
“It really is great to see that the enduring appeal of one of Britain’s most popular classics is attracting such high levels of bookings.
“Its legacy is secured as one of the UK’s most iconic cars and, given the average age of customers booking a classic Mini experience, it would seem many want to pay homage to a car that was so important in their youth.”
Can anything top the Mini as best-loved for a track experience? We reckon if they got a Lamborghini Miura on-fleet, the tables might turn. Regardless, the Mini is deserving of all the love it’s getting and more. We didn’t need to tell you that…