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Stretched MINI - with on-board spa

Stretched MINI - with on-board spa

Stretched MINI - with on-board spa

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MINI brought a smile and a couple of world records to the Olympics in Athens when it unveiled a new six-metre long MINI XXL. The oversized compact will service visiting celebrities in Athens and is sure to make an impression thanks to its fully-functioning on board spa. The XXL has a detachable hardtop roof section which pulls away to reveal the spa. And it's the first MINI ever to have room for an awesome foursome in the back, thanks to two rows of paired seats.

Unveiled in Athens in time for the official opening of the Olympics, the world-record length MINI is built around a modified MINI Cooper S, fitted with John Cooper Works engine kit and an extra set of rear wheels. It's also the first MINI with four doors. Rear passenger comfort was given a high priority with the extended compartment finished in black leather and space for four VIP passengers.

A retractable flat-screen TV, which neatly seals the rear off from the chauffeur up front is linked to a DVD player (showing The Italian Job of course), radio/CD, air conditioning, sunroof and a telephone -for "intra-limo" talks with the driver.

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