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Watch the MINI SE Electric Vehicle Smoke The MINI GP Gas Burner In a Race

The new MINI SE electric car is quick, quirky, and fun. Just like every MINI. Here's a good video to help explain why folks who try EVs become convinced they are the future of performance.


Electric vehicles are both the present and the future of performance. Not only are EVs faster than gas-burning vehicles, they cost consumers who buy them less than similar internal combustion-powered sporty cars. We know this is true now at the top-end of performance. The Tesla Model S Plaid is unmatched. We hear Porsche has a fun EV too. If SRT's team defecting to develop performance EVs didn't convince you that EVs are where the action is, maybe this video will. It shows some affordable cars drag racing to see which is quicker.

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We love The Fast Lane Car's (TFL) team of vehicle experts. They own a lot of fun cars, including electrics, and they do some fun videos. In this one, they rolled out a special edition MINI GP with its internal gas engine, Sport Mode, and manual transmission to challenge some EVs. It didn't win is the recap. Not only didn't it win, some pretty mundane electric cars kept pace with it.

Here's a TikTok Video We Made Featuring the MINI SE

The MINI SE is a fun electric car owners will likely use as a commuter car and for weekend enjoyment. It has a consumer price of under $20K after incentives. The GP is the classic MINI. Gas-powered with the retro-tech beloved by many old-school enthusiasts. Including many who have never tried an EV.

Watch the video to get more details. We don't want to steal all of TFL's tidbits. Our intent was to hopefully direct more eyeballs to the topic and expand some minds. What is your opinion of the MINI SE electric vehicle beating the MINI GP in a drag race? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's interest in EVs goes back to 1990 when he designed the thermal control system for an EV battery as part of an academic team. After earning his mechanical engineering degree, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotech. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American news outlets and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTok @ToknCars, on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin

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