Tess Turbo

Tess Turbo!

She’s here!

After coming back from the States, I had to wait a couple of days before taking delivery of this, my new Astro Black 2006 Mini Cooper S. She’s all black — black body, black roof, black interior, black dash. Supercharged 1.8 liter 4 banger with something like 160 or 180 horsepower. It’s got GPS, decent speakers, comfy seats, a CD full of classic rock MP3’s, and it is a zippy little drive.

I’ve already swapped out the mats for nice rubber ones (with the Mini logo, no less) and added the required fuzzy dice. I’m lining up a visit to a local BMW place, for some additional goodies, and I’ve got a few DIY projects for this weekend, to include a new / awesome shifter knob replacement. More photos after the weekend.

And yes, it really is that much fun to drive a Mini. Really.

What, that’s not enough? Here, have some video, too.

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