New Mini Rocketman will be showcased at the London 2012 Olympics
The new version has a bespoke colour scheme and heavy use of carbonfibre
The Rocketman is a three-metre long hatch with a 3+1 seating layout
The dash has an evolution of Mini's signature centre-mounted instrument panel
Seats and seatbelts echo the Union Flag-inspired external colour scheme
Pop-up panel on the steering column displays speed with a rocket graphic
Speaker lines feature Quadrophenia-inspired red and white detailing
The centre armrest reveals a minature basketball scene
Door cards feature the names of every summer Olympic games
A new edition of the ‘mini’ Mini Rocketman concept has been revealed, promoting parent company BMW’s involvement in the London 2012 Olympics.
The Rocketman was previously shown at last year’s Geneva motor show, but this time around it sports a colour theme that's said to be inspired by the Union Flag, and includes a range of bespoke features. The concept will be displayed in the BMW Group Pavilion, close to the Olympic and Paralympics Village.
Mini has finished the Rocketman in non-metallic paint with carbonfibre parts around the headlights and doors. The concept’s black 18-inch wheels have polished sections and red pinstriping.
The concept has a glass roof with illuminated braces to recreate the Union Flag. Integrated optical fibres indirectly light the interior.
The three-door, 3+1 seater is around 70cm shorter than the Mini Hatch and uses a carbonfibre-reinforced-plastic spaceframe chassis. It is designed to seat three with an additional seat available for extra journeys.
Mini’s latest incarnation of the Rocketman has seats trimmed in dark-blue nubuck leather and the surrounds for air-vents, door pulls and speakers have red and white rings. The cubby integrated into the armrest has miniature figures playing basketball and the doors have graphics bearing the name of every summer Olympic host city.