Production : Mini Inspired by Goodwood


Production : Mini Inspired by Goodwood

Mini says: Built under the guidance of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars design team, it transfers the unmistakable style of the British luxury car manufacturer to the equally unique founder of the premium small car segment.

Spec sheet: Luxury downsizing is the name of the game for this 1000-piece limited edition production model boasting an interior kitted out by sister brand Rolls-Royce.

Following on from Aston Martin’s Cygnet and Fiat’s 695 Tributo Ferrari (based on the Toyota iQ and Fiat 500 respectively), this Mini edition is another car that puts wind in the sails of the small luxe trend. The exterior might not look that different, apart from flasher alloys and an exclusive black metallic paint job – tapping into another trend of the last few global recession-hit years, stealth luxe – but the interior is pure Rolls-Royce. Walnut Burr details, a leather dashboard top, cashmere roof linings and deep-pile lambswool foot mats all feature in the most luxuriously appointed production Mini yet and undoubtedly a wonderful place to sit. Far from over the top ‘shouty’ luxury, it’s nonetheless still a real luxury statement within a vastly reduced physical and ecological footprint.