Mini MINI R/C cars used to retrieve javelins and discuses in London OlympicsWhen 2012 Limited Edition Mini cars played a mini horn section with the London Philharmonic Orchestra last month to pay tribute to team Great Britain, we already had the idea that these dashing Minis will be playing a huge role in the London Olympics. But we didn’t really expect that its creators will design a miniature version of the car that will help retrieve javelins, hammers, shot and discuses during the games.

Dubbed as the Mini MINI, these 1/4-scale radio-controlled cars are designed to carry loads for up to eight kilos (nearly 18 pounds). These cute Mini MINIs are equipped with battery packs to help them do the work for roughly 35 minutes before requiring an 80-minute recharge. All models are painted in blue with a touch of orange on its sides and white on top. And yes, they even have working headlights just in case they finish off their work late at night. These Mini MINI R/C cars will also be used in the upcoming Paralympic games.

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