A one-off all-wheel-drive ute based on the Mini Cooper S is just that – the carmaker says it has no plans to put it into production.
The fun study will instead end up in the scrapheap reserved for other concepts like the Mini Rocketman from 2011.
A team of Mini apprentices and their instructors in Germany cut and tucked the ALL4 version of the Paceman to produce what they call the Paceman Adventure, finished in black and jungle green paintwork and powered by a turbocharged 135kW four-cylinder engine.
The re-fabricated body holds on to the front portion of the two-door Paceman, but the team ditched the car’s rear passenger compartment in favour of a steel tub.
They also modified the suspension for extra ground clearance and better departure angles, and added a snorkel, off-road tyres, and roof-mounted spotlights on a rack that holds a full-sized spare wheel.
The concept attracted quite an audience when it was wheeled out for a bit of off-road fun near Munich, forcing Mini to reiterate: “The Mini Paceman Adventure is a true one-off and there are no plans for series production.”