By winning one of the world’s toughest rally, Dakar Rally 2013, continuously for the second time, the legendary triumph of MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 team of Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret, is celebrated not only in terms of title and trophy but also, MINI and John Cooper have unveiled a special-limited-edition model as MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Dakar Winner 2013. The limited edition model is devoted to the winning spirit of the Dakar Rally and only 11 models of the car will be manufactured which depicts the 11 sensational victory of Stéphane Peterhansel.
The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Dakar Winner 2013 model, has an impressive design theme and equipment strongly previewing the race victory performance of the Dakar Rally 2013. To provide the same racing experience, for the first time, the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman has offered the race based powertrain and chassis technology under the hood of the limited edition model. The racing performance is powered by a 4-cylinder engine with an All-Wheel-Drive system, that can generate an output of 218 horsepower[160 kilo-Watt]. Enhance race-based driving dynamics which delivers best traction and stability in all conditions and situations under the MINI’s ALL4 technology.
The impressive exterior based on the inspired theme of MINI ALL4 racing and Dakar Rally. It is a matt black special edition featuring the bright green design in the interior and exterior which has sport Stripes, stylish Dakar Rally winner’s logo embedde with the signature of legendary driver Peterhansel on the bonnet. While featuring the green stripes on the car’s flanks with “MINI ALL4 Racing” lettering and also in the exterior the driver and front passenger doors showing the name of the winner pairing of 2013 Dakar Rally with the car number 302 and the John Cooper Works badge at the rear. Special spotlights, customized side indicator surrounds and sporty 19-inch light-alloy wheels in Cross-Spoke Crusher design complementing the limited-edition model.
In the interior, the contrast stitching of green colour at the gearshift liver gaiter and floor mats, the head restraints with green colour winner’s logo embroidery, the black interior trim strip on the centre console is decorated with green stripes. Creating the sporty ambience with Gravity Black leather sports seats and a John Cooper Works sports steering wheel.
The 2013 Dakar Rally in Santiago de Chile, Perú, Argentina, the Monster Energy X-raid Rally team, from Trebur, Germany consist of Frenchmens Stéphane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret, in the MINI ALL4 racing, has recorded, for the second time, the No.1 finish with a big lead of 42.22 minutes overall, in the unbeatable MINI ALL4 racing and regained the 11th victory of career in a legendary way.
The Peterhansel Victory is best marked by the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013 special-edition, which will be manufactured as a limited-edition model of just 11 units and sold exclusively in Peterhansel’s home country of France.
Photos MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Dakar Winner 2013 special-edition model
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