MINI Celebrates Dakar Win With Race-Inspired JCW Countryman

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

MINI and John Cooper Works are celebrating their victory at the 2013 Dakar Rally with a special edition Countryman model limited to just 11 units.

The 11 units symbolize driver Stephane Peterhansel’s 11 Dakar victories, and the MINI JCW Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013 will look the part of race-inspired street car. Based on the MINI JCW Countryman with all-wheel drive, the special edition model features a matte black exterior with bright green contrasting stripes. Both the driver and front passenger doors display the number 302 along with names of the victorious two drivers: Stephane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret.

On the inside, green contrast stitching can be found on the shifter and floor mats while the green embroidered winner’s logos are seen on the head restraints. Each vehicle will sport a special edition logo complete with serial number while the John Cooper Works sports steering wheel and Gravity Black leather sports seats gives the Countryman a sporty driving experience.

Finishing touches on the exterior include bespoke side indicator surrounds and 19-inch wheels in Cross-Spoke Crusher design.

Pricing on the MINI JCW Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013 was not announced.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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