2012 MINI Cooper S Bayswater London 2012 Olympic Games Special Edition
The Bayswater gets an exclusive Kite Blue metallic finish with Midnight Black and Eclipse Grey being optional on the Cooper S and SD models.
The roof is finished in black, there are racing stripes on the bonnet and mirror caps, while it also rides on a unique to this model set of 17-inch wheels.
Inside, you’ll find “Bayswater” lettering on the door sills and seat tags, while the seats are partially dressed in leather with exclusive colors and two-tone stitching that also appears on the gearshift/selector lever and handbrake gaiters. Other features include the Piano Black cockpit trim, stainless steel pedals and the standard Chrome Line Interior package.
German tuning house CoverEFX has just launched a new package for the MINI Cooper S Mk1 that includes both cosmetic and performance modifications.
The transformation begins on the outside with a flat gunmetal grey vinyl wrap for the body contrasted by the orange colored roof and front fenders as well as the glossy black trim for the aero package and body trim.
The smoked out lights and the new 17-inch multispoke alloy wheels in black with an orange rim further enhance the car’s looks.
Under the hood, the MINI’s 1.6-liter turbocharged engine is boosted to 240-horsepower while the three-door hatch rides on a lowered sports suspension.
The total cost of the package is set at €8,000 which comes to around US$11,400.
One-off Mini Red Mudder to be Unveiled at Life Ball Event on May 21
In keeping with the tradition it started in 2001 by allowing famous fashion designers to play around with its vehicles for Europe’s biggest AIDS charity event, Life Ball, Mini will once again reveal a special one-off model at this year’s happening. After established names like Gianfranco Ferre, Donatella Versace, Diesel and Calvin Klein got their way with the MINI, this year the honor has been awarded to DSquared².
The designer duo formed by Canadian twins Dean and Dan Caten have revealed the initial sketches of the Mini Red Mudder, created exclusively for the 2011 Life Ball event that takes place on May 21 in Vienna. Described by the two designers as an “absolute Mini must-have for men”, the one-off model will be auctioned with proceeds going to projects fighting against HIV/AIDS.
Dean and Dan had a similar experience with Mini in April 2010 when they designed travel gear for the Countryman. Now they embarked upon a project to make the Mini match their style.
“If we were a car, it would be rugged and robust. Our MINI ‘Red Mudder’ is an accurate reflection of that. With the maple leaf on both doors and the DSquared² logo on the front shield and wheels, this is unmistakably our style,” the design duo said in a statement.
Based on the Mini Cooper S, the Red Mudder features rally-inspired supplementary lights, a bull bar and protective gear for the headlights and rear windows.