(credit: Vilner) Vilner Studio Mini Cooper | €tab | vilner.eu
even if your bank is stash with cash, you know there will never be a Bentley compact like the Mini that you can buy but then again, you can probably have the Vilner Studio Mini Cooper. as demonstrated on a Mini Cooper dubbed as the “Italian Job”, Vilner has choose to pimp up the interior of this ride with brown Nappa Leather, as used in Bentley’s factory in the English county of Cheshire. so what you get is a car that has a interior that befits a Bentley and smell like a Bentley too. this is probably the closest thing you can get to a dream Bentley compact, until Bentley decides to create a Bentley Mini which i highly doubt so.
the highlight of the interior is of course the diamond-quilted Nappa leather, however, Vilner has given the interior some touches of two-tone Alcantara for that added sophistication. so what used to be a plasticky majority interior is turned into a stunning Bentley-inspired luxurious interior. it kinda gives it a old world charm with a contemporary feel. the familiar rhombs pattern of the Bentley appears on the seats, doors and continues thru to the Alcantara ceiling. smooth black leathers also found their place at the doors and the original plastic parts are given a sparkling grey treatment.
Vilner Studio took their inspiration from the movie (the remake, to be specific), “The Italian Job” and hence, the exterior is not spared of the burglary-bad boy look. the exterior is finished with a silver paint job with the roof in matte black. all chrome parts on a standard Mini are also given the Matte black treatment for the added effect. topping off the racy look is the “01” decals at the doors and racing lines streaking across the middle of the Mini.
pretty wicked, don’t you think so? the Rolls-Royce riding folks may fancy the Mini Goodwood edition but if Bentley is your cup of English Breakfast, the Vilner Mini Cooper is the car of choice. still not impressed? well, hit the jump and check out more images of this stunning example.