While it might look like Canada’s latest national rally car, the Mini Cooper S “Red Mudder” is actually a factory-commissioned one-off. The minuscule dirt plugger was presented at this week’s Life Ball event, an annual fundraiser for AIDS-fighting projects. This is the 11th time Mini has prepared a special vehicle for the event; past Life Ball galas have seen Minis warmed over by designers such as Donatella Versace and Diesel. A Canadian design firm called DSQUARED2 designed the Red Mudder, which explains the massive maple leaf festooned on each side of the vehicle.
The Red Mudder has been “armed for adventures of all kinds” with the addition of a front brush guard with four driving lamps, a raised suspension, knobby tires, and a hatch-mounted spare. We’re likely not alone on this, but the Red Mudder’s setup looks like a good start to an awesome special-edition Cooper S off-roader. Are you listening, Mini?Tags: Mini, Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S |