Mini (stylized as MINI) is a British car manufacturer that appears in all Forza main titles and Forza Motorsport 6: Apex.
The Mini brand was originally owned by various British car companies from 1969 to 2000 until it was acquired by BMW, whom wanted to enter the small car segment with the brand.
Mini's core product is the Mini Hatch, whose origin can be traced back to the 1959 Mini by British Motor Company. It is available in a number of performance variants such as the Cooper S and the more powerful John Cooper Works.
One of the most popular cars in recent years is the new MINI, launched by BMW's MINI subsidiary in 2001. This small, nimble car is a modern interpretation of the Morris Mini Minor, an even smaller car launched by British Motor Corporation in 1959 and produced until 2000. The original Mini was a revolutionary transverse-engine, front-wheel drive design that devoted 80 percent of its petite frame to passengers. It sipped gasoline, and handled surprisingly well, riding on tiny ten-inch wheels. Race car builder John Cooper designed higher-performance models called the Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper S. During its 40-year production, more than five million Minis were sold, and the original remains a cult classic and tuner favorite. In 1994, BMW bought the Rover Group, whose assets included the Mini, from British Aerospace. The new MINI is available in three models: the basic MINI One, powered by a 90 horsepower4-cylinder engine, the 115 horsepower MINI Cooper, and the supercharged 170 horsepower MINI Cooper-S. An optional John Cooper Works tuning kit increases horsepower to 210. In 2004, a soft-top MINI Cabriolet was added to the line. In 2007, Mini introduced the Clubman, a stretched version of the MINI that boasts three passenger doors and split rear barn doors in the rear. The new MINI may be a lot bigger than the original version, but it is its spiritual successor, offering a lot of fun in what is for today a very small package.