In an ad depicting the growing Mini family, the company just announced that the Mini Paceman concept,at the Detroit Auto Show, has been given the green light for full production.
The ad, in a first-ever slow motion 3D (shown here in 2D), features an 1,800-hp monster truck jumping a Mini Cooper Convertible, a Mini Cooper Clubman, a Mini Cooper S, and a Mini Cooper S Countryman in front of a stadium audience. The ad debuts today in movie theaters.
The ad was pretty complicated to shoot, Mini said in a press release. It required a crew of 120 people, including a stunt driver, six 3D technologists, and scientists who calculated the truck's chances of clearing the cars.
The Mini Paceman, which features a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 211 horsepower, will add a crossover coupe to the Mini family--making it even bigger.