Last year, the MINI Cooper Countryman took first place honors in the Dakar Rally, representing the company's first time entering a car into the event. Driver St├ęphane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret will be attempting a repeat performance this year, again in ALL4 all-wheel-drive equipped, X-Raid Team prepared MINI Coopers. The cars will feature official MINI accessories including a four-piece exterior trim set, mud flaps, auxiliary lighting, and all-weather trunk and floor mats. Take a look at the cars to be used in this year's race in the thumbs above.

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[via Motor Authority]