Mini is always looking for reasons to celebrate and this time they have a big one in their back-to-back wins at the Dakar Rally. So the company with short and simple name has introduced a very exclusive version called the “John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013 Special Edition”. Apart from an extremely long and weird name, the rally themed Countryman is super cool; but unfortunately is on sale only in France.
The special edition has matte black exteriors with green racing stripes and ‘Mini All4 Racing’ badges. The exterior detailing also includes Dakar logos, Peterhansel’s logo and signature (eleven time Dakar winner) on the hood, winning car’s number “302” on front doors and 19-inch alloy-wheels. The black-green theme continues inside with contract stitching and green embroidered headrests.
If you are expecting some jaw dropping numbers to go with the rally car image – you will be disappointed. It is powered by the same 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit pumping 218bhp and 280Nm of torque. With the ALL4 all-wheel-drive system, this Countryman reaches 100kph from standstill in seven seconds.
Only 11 examples of the John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013 Special Edition will be made available in France, to also commemorate Stephane Peterhansel’s eleven Dakar wins.