When it first took to the dirt in the 1960s, the little Mini blew away it’s competition. It might have had a little engine, little wheels and little…well everything else, but it was quick and nimble over the difficult rally tracks. Today’s rally cars are powerful, four wheel drive turbo charged monsters and the little Mini has grown into something all together different. First competing in 2011, the car is based on the biggest Mini currently available – the Countryman – and has gone on to finish 2nd in two major rallys and win the Autosport Rally Car of the Year award. An even more extreme version has been incredibly successful in the famous Dakar rally, a gruelling multi day race across thousands of miles of desert and mountain.
Like all rally cars, the Mini has a bright colour scheme and is usually seen covered in mud, gravel, snow and anything else the world rally championship can throw at it, so get busy making yours look like it has been for a rough ride.