If a Rolls-Royce Phantom
had an illicit love child with a MINI Cooper
, the end result would look a lot like the MINI Inspired By Goodwood
special edition that we first spoke of last April.
While the MINI Inspired By Goodwood doesn’t get a 6.7-liter V-12 stuffed between its front fenders, it does get the MINI Cooper S’ 181 horsepower four-cylinder, as well as a fairly comprehensive Rolls-Royce remake on the inside.
The dashboard lower, instrument surround, center console, carpet, leather upholstery, headliner and interior trim are finished in Cornsilk, a proprietary Rolls-Royce color.
Walnut Burr wood trim is used on the MINI’s dashboards and door handle trim, and black Nappa leather is used to top the dash. Piano black is used for buttons and switchgear, including the steering wheel mounted controls.
Outside, the MINI Inspired By Goodwood
cars wear Rolls-Royce Diamond Black or Reef Blue metallic paints, special aluminum badging and unique 17-inch wheels.
To celebrate the delivery of the first customer cars, the MINI Inspired By Goodwood will appear in a specially-created window display at London’s Harrods department store. In the display, the MINI sits before a gated manor house, providing passers-by with a typically British scene.
Inside the store, shoppers can view display screens with data on the limited edition MINI, or even touch samples of interior materials used. MINI will staff the exhibit with employees of its premier Park Lane showroom, in case shoppers have any questions (or wish to place an order).
Calling MINI an “iconic British brand,” Harrods’ director of media sales, Guy Cheston, said, “The store attracts an average of 42,000 visitors every day from over 130 different countries every month. What better place than Harrods to showcase the most luxurious production MINI has ever built to a truly global audience.”
The MINI Inspired By Goodwood will be on display at Harrods through April 22, priced at £41,005 ($65,415).