"Why should *I* be involved?"

Today, MINI sent me a request asking if I'd like to be part of 'The Final Test' test drive program for their new hardtop. I thought, 'Hmm… I can't imagine this is going over well with their design or engineering teams.' 

Sure enough…

While the video's satirical, trust me — the sentiment's very real. Any time you take a project from a group that's got a proven track record of success, it doesn't exactly go over particularly well.