The Biota Mini based sports car boasted a proper space frame chassis, Mini front subframe and Mini trailing arm/coil sprung rear. Its unusual doorless glassfibre body incorporated a distinctive roll-over bar and a large bonet bulge to accommodated the tall Mini engine. As it weighed only 8cwt, performance was a strong suit, bolstered by success at hill climbs. The 1972 Mk2 had a De Dion rear end and a bigger cockpit. Around 35 Biotas were made in all.