Apparently MINI (and their friends at BSSP) has challenged Porsche to a race... a race with a 911 nonetheless. Here's what they have to say about it:
We have challenged the Porsche 911 to a race. Why? Maybe it's because we're tired of them always getting the best valet parking spots right out in front. Maybe it's because their owners wear too many pastel-colored sweaters draped over their shoulders. Or maybe it's because we're just plain crazy. Whatever the reason, we've challenged Porsche to race their 911 Carrera S against our MINI Cooper S. We've picked a fight with Goliath.
Pretty awesome. Though I choose not to Facebook, you can sign the petition to encourage Porsche to accept the challenge here.
UPDATE: Looks like Porsche has already declined. Bogus.