The success in motor sport, not only in the titles and trophies, but also an additional boost in the fun on the road can be measured. At least that’s the message of the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 winner of the Dakar 2013th MINI and John Cooper Works have started this special model to his victory in the Dakar Rally 2013, the French duo of Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret MINI All4 Racing celebrate piloting his last victory in the global event’s toughest rally for the second year in a row .
The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013 is a limited-edition tribute to its rally inspiration – 11 examples of the car will be built, reflecting Peterhansel’s 11 Dakar wins. Exclusive design and equipment features showcase both the thrill of title-winning race performance and the euphoria surrounding this latest Dakar victory with authentic élan.
The new special edition is based on the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, the brand’s first model to combine race-bred powertrain and chassis technology with the all-wheel-drive system that has just proved its mettle once again in rally action. ALL4 serves up optimum traction and directional stability in all weather and under-wheel conditions, not to mention providing a noticeable increase in agility through dynamically taken corners.
And it was only in the MINI All4 Racing this variable power distribution between front and rear axle remains unconvincing on the growing momentum in the Dakar Rally 2013: ALL4 also allows the vehicle MINI Countryman support for the success of the Monster Energy X entertaining equipment for working Raid and safe passage through the 14 levels of the Peruvian capital Lima to Santiago de Chile.
The all-wheel-drive system channels the power from the 160 kW/218 hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the bonnet of the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013 to all four wheels, as required, in any particular driving situation. Inspired by the eye-catching exterior colour of the Dakar-taming MINI ALL4 Racing, this matt black special edition comes with special bright green design features for the exterior and interior.
This includes sports Stripes, who have won both the Dakar Rally logo and signature of the driver Peterhansel wins in the hood. Elsewhere have green stripes on the sides of the vehicle “MINI All4 Racing” logo, while the driver and passenger door auto show number 302 and the name of the couple victorious. Logo Dakar winner also be seen next to the John Cooper Works emblem on the back of the car.