When I first read about the MINI COOPER inspired by GOODWOOD, I thought, cool. I am sure it will be nice. How could it not be? It makes sense: BMW take their smallest, but hugely storied brand, Mini, and gives it to their top of the line brand, Rolls Royce to do an edition. The car goes to the fabled factory ( called Goodwood) of all those Phantoms, Ghosts and Silver Spurs of yore and gets the full treatment. The result is the car you see here. And it basically looks like any other Cooper, except it isn’t. The outside is subtle – just some tasteful brushed silver GOODWOOD badges and a metallic paint reserved only for those quarter million dollar Roll Royces. But step inside, and you are knocked off your feet. Literally. Pictures don’t do it justice – because while it looks beautiful – every fucking square inch is covered in corn silk beige leather hides – that not only ( REALLY) feel like butter, but the scent in intoxicating. On the floor are Roll’s lambs wool mats that are ankle deep and the softest thing you’ll ever put your feet on – I would demand people take off their shoes. And it had the Rolls Royce thick black leather steering wheel that is so subtly adorned it is almost intimidating. As you can tell, this car is about rewarding your senses in addition to providing the spectacular driving experience Minis always offer. With only 140 examples of the GOODWOOD on these American shores it is also very exclusive. And you’ll pay a premium – the Mini Goodwood is Mini’s most expensive model at $52,500.00 . That is a lot for a Mini Cooper. And normally I would have balked, but one whiff – and I am sold. 52 grand is a bargain for a Rolls Royce, and essentially, that is what you are getting here.