My Underpowered MINI

This is my third MINI, all of them S-variants, and every time I am sure that my MINI, and my MINI alone, has some kind of power defect that makes it less powerful than all the other MINIs out there. Time and time again I am out accelerated by other MINIs (all variants), pick up trucks, smart cars and the odd tortoise. Well, maybe not the tortoise.

It would be interesting to let someone else drive me around for a while to confirm this. I suspect, of course, that isn’t the tool but the wielder of the tool. I’m in too high a gear, not enough revs or whatever. But this morning on the way to work being out accelerated from 30mph on the freeway by a Prius, I had to wonder….