Friday, April 15, 2011

MINI Cooper S "Inspired by Goodwood" by Rolls-Royce

Seeing as both brands fall under the BMW umbrella, it wasn?t really a far-fetched idea to have British luxury automaker, Rolls Royce, and German carmaker, MINI, tie up for a special edition project. The question wasn?t so much if these two highly regarded brands could collaborate, but more of when they would do it.

Apparently, that question has finally been answered.

At the Shanghai Auto Show, MINI and Rolls Royce will introduce a limited production Cooper S model called the ?MINI Inspired by Goodwood?, a direct homage to the latter?s base of operations in Goodwood, England.

The car was developed with the help of the Rolls Royce design team and, together with the folks from MINI, they created a car that will be produced in only 1,000 units. The ?MINI Inspired by Goodwood? is decked out with the kind of exclusive and luxury amenities that only Rolls Royce can be known for.

It?s been a long time in the making, but hey, at the very least we finally get to see the car in full production guise. Let?s just all hope that this car won?t cost as much as a Ghost or a Phantom.

UPDATE 04/14/2011: Pricing was just revealed for the Mini Goodwood. Turns out this special edition Mini will be priced at 46,900 Euro, or about $68,000 at the current rates, making it the most expensive small premium car.

More details on the MINI Cooper S "Inspired by Goodwood" by Rolls-Royce after the jump.

MINI Cooper S "Inspired by Goodwood" by Rolls-Royce originally appeared on on Thursday, 14 April 2011 17:00 EST.

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