Regarded as the second most influential car of the 20th century after the Model T Ford, the British success story of the mini was humbly billed as a 'small economy car' when it first came out in the Sixties. It soared higher in popularity than Mary Quant's miniskirts and has endured as a highly popular car with many transformations along the way, including many fast and meaty, sporty versions. The Mini Cooper S sped to victory three times at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967 no less. Today, the Mini Cooper is produced by BMW which has also launched it in India. For the London 2012 Olympics, the mini went for a BMW limited edition mini cooper with lots of red, white and blue. Minitastic.