MINI Cooper Limousine
We’re used to MINIs turning heads, but very few of our special models shot to the front pages like the MINI Cooper S Limousine, also known as the MINI Cooper S XXL did in 2004. The whirlpool in the back was just one of the crazy things about this extravagant 6.3-metre limousine. Join us for a deep dive into this unforgettable show car.
The Olympics are a time for records to be broken, so it was only natural that we would present a unique car that would leave press and fans picking their jaws up off the floor. Our base of operations during the Athens Games was the Galea Club, where we put on quite a show by breaking the world record for most people in a MINI, cramming 21 flexible people into the compact car. But that wasn’t the craziest thing people would see that summer.
Enter the MINI Cooper S XXL, a special production show car that had the entire world saying “I don’t believe what I’m seeing!” But it was actually real, and much more than just a stretch limo with a hot tub. A 2004 MINI Cooper S was stretched from its original 3.655-metre length to a whopping 6.3 metres. The car was created by a specialist coach builder in Los Angeles and, to accommodate the extra body length, the MINI XXL was supported by a third rear axle with two additional wheels, giving the MINI Limousine a total of 6 wheels. It also received a John Cooper Works Tuning Kit and a seductively red paint job.
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