Experience a MINI Cooper made by Rolls-Royce. Yes, that Rolls-Royce! One of only 150 cars made for the USA, this ultra-rare and ultra-plush MINI Cooper features a full leather interior featuring Rolls-Royce materials such as leather sourced from Alpine bulls, a full cashmere headliner(!), immaculate Rolls-Royce-supplied Burled Walnut wood and ultra plush lambswool floormats. The smell is simply unbelievable. The Rolls-Royce Diamond Black paint is simultaneously understated and decadently luxurious.
The MINI Inspired by Goodwood debuted at the famed Pebble Beach car show in 2011 complete with promotion from Lord March, the "Lord" of the Goodwood Estate upon which the Rolls-Royce's Goodwood factory now sits. Reviewers at the time stated:
"Designers at Rolls Royce didn’t want to create a car that was an extrovert. As is their philosophy, they simply wanted to created understated elegance that led into a rich and sumptuous driver environment. For a MINI owners used to seeing Union Jacks decals and white wheels, it’s a foreign idea. But for the Roll Royce owner (or anyone with that mind-set) the exterior is for the world, the interior is for them.
The defining characteristic of the car is obvious the second you open the door. The smell, the textures and the subtle details are almost overwhelming...when you see it up-close, you start to understand the truly bespoke nature of this car. It is meant to appeal to high net-worth individuals who want a efficient urban runabout with the style and elegance they’ve come to expect in their lives.
Leather is everywhere. And this isn’t the leather we know from the rest of the automotive world. Where almost all cars use leather with printed patterns on them to hide the mediocre quality of the hide, Rolls Royce uses hides that are carefully prepared to ensure consistency of colour throughout. Every millimetre is inspected by eye to make sure there are no imperfections. Additionally the leather is pre-shrunk and specially dyed so that it won’t squeak or crack with age.
Then there’s the carpeting which will likely be one of the softest and most luxurious things you’ll ever lay your hands on.
The MINI Goodwood isn’t intended for me and it’s likely not for you. But the Goodwood incredibly successful at redefining the MINI in the eyes of a demographic that is increasingly looking at smaller more efficient cars for daily transportation. And there’s no better starting point than the already stylishly iconic MINI."