This week, the BMW Group – by way of its Mini division – cheered Porsche’s 911 on the occasion of its big five-oh. The gift? A photo shoot, pairing a classic Mini with a first-generation 911 Targa. The two cars do not have much in common, beyond the early motorsports successes that sealed their reputations among enthusiasts. No matter: The images are pure eye candy.
From Mini, birthday wishes for Porsche's 911
It is not often that one automaker sends birthday wishes to another, but it is not every day that Europe’s most famous sporting automobile turns 50, either.