Video: Porsche refuses Mini challenge |

Late last week, Mini USA pulled out all the stops and publicly challenged Porsche to a race between the Mini Cooper S and the Porsche 911.

Even though the challenge received a lot of media coverage, it seems Porsche has politely refused to race against the British brand at the Road Atlanta circuit. Here’s the response from the German company:

As you surely know, Porsche has a long history of racing success, with more than 28,000 wins over the last 60 years. In our early days, we pitted ourselves against the giants, so we’ve been in your shoes.

But as you also know, Porsche doesn’t race for fame, stunts or publicity. We race to challenge ourselves; we race to push sports car technology; we race to translate every win on the track to our cars on the road.

While your challenge seems like a fun and lighthearted campaign, we’ll stick to racing the way we have over the decades. We welcome you at Sebring, Le Mans, Daytona or any other sanctioned race where there is more at stake than T-shirts and valet parking spaces. We also invite you to any of the thousands of tracks around the world where Porsche owners compete each weekend.

At the end, Porsche directs Mini to one of its older video montages, entitled Racing, no posing. Hit the jump to check out that video once more.

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