MINI Adds (Mini) R/C Coopers to Olympic Track and Field Events
Quarter-scale remote-controlled cars to fetch discuses, javelins, shots and hammers.
The miniature MINIs are called -- well, Mini MINIs, actually, and are one-quarter-scale R/C Cooper hatchback models that can carry up to 18 pounds -- enough to tote a discus, shot, hammer or pair of javelins. The electric models can run for 35 minutes straight and feature blue-and-orange Olympic livery, white roofs and working headlights.
The British marque's integration into the throwing events is part of a larger Olympic effort by German parent company BMW, which operates a fleet of 160 BMW 1 Series Active E and 40 Mini E electric models in and around the Games.
[Source: MINI via CarScoop.]
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