Steampunked? Polish Tuner Builds An Odd Custom Mini Countryman

June 13, 2012
Mini Countryman Steampunk Style Profile
The possibilities seem endless when it comes to Mini's customization program, mixing colors, racing stripes, and flags to create a one-of-a-kind Mini. But no combination could result in something as unique as Polish tuner Carlex Design's Steampunk Mini Countryman.
On the outside, the Countryman is painted in a matte gray color offset by a copper-colored roof, side vents, and wheels. The A- and C-pillars also wear the copper color, as does a character line that runs across the door handles. Blacked-out windows and lights add to the Countryman a bolder look.
The Countryman's interior is where Carlex really went wild, using copper-colored accents, soft brown leather, and wood trim in abundance. The giant speedometer in the center stack gleams in copper, and could easily be mistaken for an old Victorian clock instead of a speedometer. Wood panels appear to cover the floor, but perhaps the most intriguing project details are the seats. See-through panels cover an inner clockwork design, which also appears in the center of the steering wheel.
Carlex hasn't revealed any other details about the Steampunk Countryman, which is excepted to be ready for its big debut soon. What do you think of the Steampunk Countryman? Do you like the idea, or do you think Carlex butchered a perfectly good Countryman? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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