Mini ACV30 Concept
From Mini press: The MINI ACV 30 concept from 1997 was the concept vehicle from which the new MINI was born.
The ACV 30, standing for Anniversary Concept Vehicle was originally created to celebrate the 30 years since a Mini Cooper S won the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally.
The lines of the MINI ACV 30 concept were stylish and contemporary while also remaining true to the original design. The red and white paintwork of the ACV 30 was deliberately chosen to recall the racing colors of the original.
Unlike the original, and new, MINI's the ACV 30 concept is a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive car, and as such only two seats are found inside. The engine of the ACV 30 was a 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder borrowed from the MGF.
Like the exterior, the interior of the MINI ACV 30 concept is inspired by the rally scene. The seats are race style units complete with harnesses, and rollcage-like cross braces run throughout the Spartan interior.