This month, BMW group announced the collaboration between 2 of their brands: Rolls Royce and MINI. The presigious timeless car manufacturer revamp the trendy MINI. Of course BMW ordered the collaboration between the 2 brands to launch MINI Inspired by Goodwoob edition at Shanghai Motor show. See here the story of the MINI by Goodwood. A 1,000 units production for a very exclusive and luxury limited edition.
This limited edition was created by Roll Royce ateliers based in Goodwood in England. At the head of this project : Alan Sheppard the Chief designer of Rolls Royce.
As you may know, BMW group owns both MINI and Rolls Royce. I wonder why british people were not able to keep such treasures under British flag? Nevertheless, the German brand respected both histories and concerning Rolls Royce they still have their historical factory in Goodwood, England.
So the collaboration between these 2 brands could be described as: “when british luxury meets cutting edge design”. So, the result is a beautiful hyper-luxury car.
In details, the entire dashboard, center console and seats are finished in Rolls Cornsilk leather and the dash’s wood veneers come from Rolls. The Rolls-Royce typeface is also used on the instruments. Under the skin, the Goodwood gets the 1.6-litre, twin-scroll turbocharged, 181bhp Cooper S engine and either a six-speed manual or a six-speed auto ’box. Adaptive xenon lights and a Harman Kardon hi-fi are standard. Pure luxury….
the current plastics from the standard model are replaced by a Walnut Burr finish on the dashboard and doors, with fine-grade Corn Silk leather covering most surfaces. Only the top of the dash is contrasting – it’s trimmed in black hide. The detail extends to the typeface found on the speedo and rev counter, which matches that of the Phantom and Ghost models.
Here some good views from the precious beauty:
This small beauty will be sold at 47,000$US. Tempted?