The concept Mini 2 appeared in 1997 at the rally of Monte Carlo, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the victory of a Mini Cooper. Red two-seats coupé with a white roof, it was replaced at the Geneva Show by two other concepts, the Spiritual and Spiritual two, whose unveiling coincide with the official launch of the project Mini 2. Owner of BMW since the buy-out of Rover in 1994, the German manufacturer wanted however to keep at any price the spirit of Mini, and that is what made its success! Commercialized from 2001, more than 2 million copies had been sold 10 years after its launch. The Mini 2 was equipped with petrol motorizations from 75hp (Mini one) to 218hp (Mini Cooper S JCW GP), and with two Diesel from 2003 (75hp and 88hp). Called Mini Hatch (for Hatch back, two volumes) in Great Britain where it was produced, the success continued with the 3rd version, arrived in 2014.