Last Sunday, Mini Cooper released information about an all-new “corner-carving crustacean” called the Mini Cooper Yachtsman, debuting at the New York International Auto Show this week.
The Mini Cooper Yachtsman is described as a 169.8-inch long Mini Cooper painted in Reef Blue metallic paint, wearing a “shark-resistant” undercoating, silver alloy wheels, and matching silver rudder. The boat also sports an exhaust resembling a snorkel on top of the hood, and an antenna doubling as a 20-ft white sail. Inside, The Yachtsman has waterproof upholstery, seat cushions that double as flotation devices, and room for two to sleep.
Mini claims the Yachtsman is powered by a 181-hp 1.6-liter twin-turbocharged I-4, allowing for a 61-knot top speed in water. Despite its 4600-pound weight, the Yachtsman sprints from 0-60 in 6.6 seconds on land, and 2.4 minutes on water. Mini’s price for the Yachtsman? A whopping $236,000.
This announcement came last Sunday, which of course was April fool’s day.