Countryman JCW Dakar-03

This is the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Winner 2013 special edition (quite a mouthful, isn’t it?), created to celebrate MINI’s Dakar Rally 2013 win courtesy of Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret, who have won the event in a MINI for the second year in a row.

Only 11 examples of this MINI JCW Countryman Dakar will be built, reflecting Peterhansel’s 11 victories, and all will be sold exclusively in the Dakar living legend’s home country of France. By the way, six of Peterhansel’s wins in the “world’s toughest race” came on a bike, before he switched to winning on four wheels with Mitsubishi.

This special Countryman JCW is in matte black with bright green accents, inspired by the Monster-sponsored rally car. The bonnet sports Peterhansel’s signature and the Dakar Rally winner’s logo, while green stripes along the sides feature “MINI ALL4 Racing” lettering. The race car’s No.302 is proudly displayed on the doors.

Inside, you’ll find green contrast stitching for the gearshift lever gaiter and floor mats, embroidered winner’s logo on the head rests and green stripes for the black interior trim strip on the centre console. There’s also a special-edition logo with serial number above the glove compartment.

Auxiliary spotlights, bespoke side indicator surrounds and 19-inch alloys in “Cross-Spoke Crusher” design wrap up the changes for this special edition. Click here to view the standard Countryman JCW, and here for our review of the MINI Countryman Cooper S.