Mini and Rolls-Royce team up for special edition
Iconic compact car maker Mini has unveiled a collaboration with top luxury marque Rolls-Royce at the Auto Shanghai show, which opens this week. Boasting “top-grade materials, the highest level of workmanship and stylish supremacy,” the ‘Mini Inspired by Goodwood’ special edition transfers some of the luxury trappings of a fully-fledged Rolls-Royce into a much smaller […]
Boasting “top-grade materials, the highest level of workmanship and stylish supremacy,” the ‘Mini Inspired by Goodwood’ special edition transfers some of the luxury trappings of a fully-fledged Rolls-Royce into a much smaller package.
It was conceived at Rolls-Royce‘s design division in Goodwood, UK and is finished with several touches which will be familiar to fans of the luxury brand.
They include a dashboard and door handle surfaces finished in Walnut Burr and a black leather dashboard top.
To offer “incomparably high-quality ambiance,” the design team has included ‘Lounge’ leather seats in Rolls-Royce Cornsilk (a warm and natural beige).
The roof boasts a cashmere lining, and Mini says that the carpets offer a “deep-pile lambswool quality” also featured in current Rolls-Royce models.
To make sure the car is instantly recognizable, it’s finished in the Rolls-Royce ‘Diamond Black ‘metallic color and comes with 17-inch alloy wheels with a multi-spoke design.
Despite featuring the same engine as the Mini Cooper S (a 1.6-liter 135 kW/184 bhp four-cylinder engine with Twin Scroll turbocharger), the Mini Inspired by Goodwood could be several times the price of its diminutive relative.
Some reports suggest it could be priced as high as £50,000 (around €57,000) and it will be produced in a run of 1,000 units.
Source: AFPrelaxnews – Auto Shanghai runs April 21-28 in Shanghai, China.