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MINI Cooper Rauno Aaltonen Edition – another MINI special

Sat, 31 Mar 2012

MINI Cooper Rauno Aaltonen Edition

MINI has produced yet another special edition, this time as a tribute to Finnish Rally ace Rauno Aaltonen. Available as MINI Cooper and Cooper S.

It doesn’t seem right if we don’t get at least one new special edition MINI a month to report on, and with this being the last day of March we wondered if MINI’s PR had gone on holiday.

February saw the MINI Highgate Convertible, the MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater and even the  MINI Clubvan Concept. And now we get the MINI Cooper Rauno Aaltonen Edition, available as either a Cooper or Cooper S, to pay tribute to former Mini Rally Champion Rauno Aaltonen.

We’re not sure exactly where MINI will make the Rauno Aaltonen Edition specials available, but as part of the deal includes some fun and frolics at the Ice Driving School run by Rauno’s son Tino, there’s a fair chance Finland will be on the list.

Apart from a choice of Cooper or Cooper S power, the MINI Rauno Aaltonen comes with a Chilli red paint job with big splashes of white, including roof and door mirrors, big white stripe up the bonnet and white striped and chequered motif down the bottom of the doors. There’s also a set of 17″ alloys and (of course) rally-style spots at the front.

Inside there’s a new steering wheel with read and white chequered logo and red lower section and the speedo gets signed by Rauno Aaltonen (well, not personally we don’t think) and is given a red surround.

Once we find out exactly where the Rauno Aaltonen MINI is being sold we’ll update.

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By Cars UK