Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

The plug-in star of the 2014 LA Auto Show, as declared by InsideEVs, is this gem from Mini.

Called the Mini Superleggera Vision and, only a concept, this electrified Mini easily stole the show.  It wooed onlookers and drew the attention of photographers from around the world.

The green focus in LA was on hydrogen fuel cells, but this classically style Mini breaks away from that by providing pure electric propulsion (likely borrowed directly from the BMW i3):

“This exclusive interpretation of an open-top two-seater was created by MINI and Touring Superleggera, the tradition-steeped design and coach building house based in Milan. The MINI Superleggera™ Vision is on the one hand a classic roadster, a compact and agile two-seater, expressing the most minimalist and emotional style of motoring; and on the other hand its electric drivetrain gives the car distinctly modern driving dynamics. In collaboration with MINI, Touring Superleggera™ has designed and built an elaborately crafted, unique model which blends the tradition of classic coachwork construction with the MINI’s authentic British styling to create timeless aesthetic appeal.”

Upon one glance of these images, you'll see why we declare the Mini Superleggera the star of this year's LA Auto Show.

Now we need only convince Mini to build it.  We assure you Mini, if you build it, they (buyers) will come.

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Mini Superleggera - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney