The MINI Cooper is the one classic car that has successfully captured the fascination of every small car lover. Over the times, we have seen a lot of MINI Cooper’s ranging from the Swarovski studded MINI Cooper with more than 300,000 hand-applied Swarovski touches for the big Royal wedding, the new Sports Activity Coupe dubbed as MINI Paceman, and the million euro Mini Limo which is described to be the most pimped ride. And, the latest we have is the MINI inspired by Goodwood, which is on display at the Britain’s famous luxury department store, Harrods. Created by Alan Sheppard, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ chief interior designer at the iconic British marque’s Goodwood home, the MINI Goodwood boasts all luxe amenities that would normally be seen in a Rolls-Royce.
Update: MINI’s Exclusive Goodwood Edition is priced to sell for $39,995 MINI of Chicago, thus giving over $12k off on the actual retail price of $52,000.
Drawing on high-quality materials utilized in the craftsmanship of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, MINI inspired by Goodwood is described to be the most luxurious and elegant MINI ever made.
Some of the features that make this MINI exclusive and sought after include the Inspired by Goodwood embossed lettering across the sleek door sills, the Rolls-Royce diamond black metallic exterior, the center console sporting the subtle, yet stylish ‘Inspired by Goodwood’ badge with “1 OF 1000” inscription and the aluminum side scuttles with stylish embossed with the logo as well.
It’s always the personal touch that counts; the expert hand-craftsmanship applied during the construction of the MINI Inspired by Goodwood is unrivalled in the small car segment.
Further, a lot of care and precision has been devoted to the construction and fitting of seat, covers, door panels, and Rolls-Royce Walnut Burr Veneer interior trim in this MINI. Direct from the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars treasure trove and crafted in Goodwood, the exclusive Walnut Burr Veneer finish for the interior trim adds unbeatable elegance and smooth to touch quality.
Further, top quality lambswool over-rugs from the Rolls-Royce product have been used that guarantees that all is well in the footwell. The high-quality natural grain leather seats in Rolls-Royce Cornsilk Beige ensure the comfortable lap of luxury while you drive the MINI.
With stylish multi-spoke 17-inch light alloy wheels, the MINI Goodwood gets its 181 hp power from the standard 1.6L twin-scroll turbo engine, and is able to reach 0-100km/h in just 7.0 seconds.
Other technical features includes park distance control, cruise control, Harman/Kardon Hi-Fi loudspeaker system. Limited to production run of 1000 units, the special edition MINI is priced at $65,400 and is dubbed to be the most expensive MINI ever.