In a recent interview, MINI Design Director Anders Warming commented he wants a production version of the Rocketman concept.

It's been awhile since we've heard anything about the MINI Rocketman concept, but the company's design director has revealed a production version is on his "Christmas list."

Speaking with Inside Line, Anders Warming said the Rocketman is "a clear leap forwards" and embodies "the true heritage of the brand." He declined to confirm rumors a production model would be launched in 2014, but stated any future MINIs would have "authentic movements" and a "relevant bandwidth for the brand."