New Mini gets Tron-style artwork - only 56 will be made, following its New York motor show debut today

A bespoke 2014 Mini Cooper hatchback art car concept, created by a competition winner, has made its public debut at the New York motor show today.

The Mini 'DeLux' has been created by Alex Coyle as part of a competition to design a bespoke Mini. The winning car features a blacklight-influenced skin with Tron-style graphics. Coyle says her submission was inspired by light, and would help the new Mini to stand out in the dark.

Mini's 'Final Test Drives' competition began in November, asking Mini owners to decide what features they'd like to see on the new car. Following more than 800 submissions, ten winners were able to collaborate with designers to produce their final designs. Fans then voted for the design they'd like to see become a production reality.

Mini has confirmed up to 56 examples of the car will go into production, and will be available to order in the US following its debut at the show.

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10 April 2014
running lights could really catch on especially among young people living in urban jungles.

16 April 2014
You are either going to have to stick this away in a garage and never drive it or stock up on the replacement stickers for the Tron lights so that you have them when you need to eventually repaint the car down the road. A quirky collectible in 20-years time.

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