Steampunked? Polish Tuner Builds An Odd Custom Mini Countryman


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.

Aaron Stein
This was on another car site last week. You have to like steampunk to start with, but i think it, especially the interior, is one of the coolest things i've seen. I even contacted the company and they advise that every car they make is one of a kind. and this one is not as expensive as i thought it would be (about $25k plus the mini). I don't know if the mini is the right vehicle. i was thinking of a Nissan Juke or maybe the Cube or Kia Soul. but the idea and execution is awesome.
Gaudy, but incredible workmanship

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