Here’s one for the footie fans. MINI has come up with a strictly limited-edition offering called the MINI Paceman GoalCooper, and the car is being officially presented today, April 1.
Seeing as the World Cup is just around the corner, the car, based on a Paceman JCW, pays homage to that veritable football tournament – the MINI Design Team, captained by Oliviero Weilinho, has chosen to clad the car with a Danielson multi-coloured exterior featuring the colours of the Brazilian flag,
You won’t go off-side with the interior, which has AstroTurf floor mats in Brasileiro Green and “floodlights” in the shape of a MINI LED interior lighting package, to give the car a stadium-like feel. For relieving pre-match tension or enjoying some half-time downtime, the special Paceman GoalCooper features a miniature table football set, mounted on the centre rail.
The car is also fully equipped for training between matches. The rear seatbacks can be folded over to turn the boot, which is fully clad in AstroTurf, into a football goal, with the net attached behind the front seats. As soon as the Park Distance Control (PDC) sensors – in conjunction with the interior monitoring sensors of the alarm system – register that a shot is being attempted on goal, the electric tailgate is operated, instantly closing and reflecting the ball, thereby keeping the score sheet clean.
If a player successfully puts one past the ‘keeper, he can share his success immediately with other MINI drivers. When the final whistle has been blown after 90 minutes, the score is transmitted to an iPad in the car via a dedicated Paceman GoalCooper MINI Connected App – the results can be compared online with other registered users at any time. The table is updated everyday, and at the end of the tournament, the MINI Community World Champion will lift the trophy.
No mention of when it’ll sign for you, or for that matter, what the transfer fees and how long the contract period is with this one. It’ll probably be undisclosed…