The Mini Cooper is one of our stealthy favorite picks. Why? The traditional Mini handles better than some sports cars three times its price, yet it can still fit a 6-footer in the driver's seat with ease. So how will the new topless Roadster version go?

From the pics here, we're guessing pretty damn well. Women dig little convertibles (right?), and the rumored manual top makes it easy to open and close quickly, like, say if you're running from the paparazzi, or one of Lindsay Lohan's ex boyfriends—or girlfriends. Plus, the Roadster model looks much sleeker than the regular Mini convertible. It's coming out next year with the other 2012 models, and it could even come with that sweet turbo'd 1.6 liter engine.


[via autoblog.com]