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  • Feb 17, 2014
Mini likes to make a big hullabaloo about the number of ways its cars can be configured, which currently stands at 10 million. While that figure is impressive, the BMW-owned brand is always looking for new and unique design variations, a trend that has seen a number of special-edition Minis pop up over the years boasting unique color and trim items.

For the new, third-generation F56 Mini, the British brand is at it again. Only this time, the cars are designed and chosen by Mini's fans in a new contest. Called "The New Originals," Mini teamed its 10 Final Test Test Drive winners with an illustrator to design their perfect Mini, one of which will become the next special-edition model.

The ten cars are currently being voted on by the brand's fans on the Mini USA website, with the winner set to be announced at the 2014 New York Auto Show in April. A total of 56 examples of the winning entry will then be put on sale, making this one of the most limited of Mini's many limited editions. Voting closes on February 19, so hop over to the page and vote for your favorite.


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      Mohammed Smith
      • 10 Months Ago
      How about a special edition that emphasizes reliability and freedom from problems?.
        Timothy Neal Templet
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Mohammed Smith
        And better yet, this edition is given to all of us who are waiting out settlements through class action lawsuits.
      BlackandMild
      • 10 Months Ago
      How about a reliable Mini as a Standard Edition model? One that hardly ever has to return to the repair shop to keep it on the road-
      malgu
      • 10 Months Ago
      I really like the Tron themed one but it's 1000 votes behind the army green one
      Radioactive Flea
      • 10 Months Ago
      Mini sold 2543 cars in January. If it wasn’t for BMW they would be insolvent. And yet this irrelevant little car gets more articles on Autoblog the any other car manufacturer.
      Krayzeeass
      • 10 Months Ago
      Tron Coop all the way!
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 10 Months Ago
      Hate the lower front body work on the "S" model. Prefer the base model body work. So I vote NO on all these.
      • 10 Months Ago
      [blocked]
      bootsnchaps60
      • 10 Months Ago
      This reminds of the theme cars that American Motors used to make. Remember the Levis edition Gremlin and Hornet? The Cassini Matador? Minis are too small and too low for me to even consider.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 10 Months Ago
      They're all just absolutely wretched. Who the hell approved these designs?
      Hi There Paul
      • 10 Months Ago
      I could not care less about anything in the automotive world then about Mini's next special paint & trim job.
      Teko
      • 10 Months Ago
      The black w/ orange race stripes looks the LEAST retarded
      Garp
      • 10 Months Ago
      I got the email from Mini about this last week. I refused to vote, they're all ghastly and I'd prefer they didn't build any of them.
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