The X-Raid Mini Looks Nothing Like A Mini When It's Parked

The Dakar Rally-winning X-Raid MINI might have the same front bumper as its road-going likeness, but I'm having trouble calling them "related" after seeing it at the New York Auto Show in the skin.

I mean, we knew X-Raid had basically built their own off-road racer and plopped a MINI body on their purpose-built frame. But it still looks like it might be a lifted Countryman in photographs, probably because that Reiger Racing suspension is covered up by dust clouds every time someone gets a picture of it.

The X-Raid Mini Looks Nothing Like A Mini When It's Parked

Well here it is, static, on the show floor, for you to analyze and inspect.

Images: Brian Williams