Livermore to Castle Air Museum - Sun., February 25, 2024

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DSQUARED 2 MINI For The Life Ball

Every year MINI has ia group of designers create a special one-off car to be presented for auction at the Life Ball. Proceeds go to projects that combat HIV/AIDS.

This year the MINI design team of Dean and Dan Caten, better known as the designer duo DSQUARED² presented initial sketches of the MINI they have designed exclusively for the 2011 Life Ball. It is a raised off-road version of the MINI Cooper S hatch. Although the sketch is of an R53 it expected the actual vehicle will be an R56. The brothers have long sought to design a MINI Cooper S in their very own style. Dean and Dan are thrilled with the assignment:
If we were a car, it would be rugged and robust. Our MINI ‘Red Mudder’ is an accurate reflection of that. With the maple leaf on both doors and the DSQUARED² logo on the front shield and wheels, this is unmistakably our style.

[Source: via MotoringFile]