For the 13th consecutive year, Mini is donating one of its models to the Vienna Life Ball, which raises money for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. This year, the car of choice is a 2013 Mini Paceman bedecked by fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.
The 2013 Mini Paceman, itself a stylized two-door version of the Mini Countryman crossover, is further highlighted with iridescent paint and his logo brandishing the roof and interior of the vehicle. Every year, Mini picks a designer to customize a model for charity.
“I loved everything about creating and designing it, transforming the cult of Mini into the incredible Cavalli Mini, complete with the Cavalli logo on the roof and Cavalli style interiors, which are a really an incredible surprise to discover,” Cavalli said in a statement.
The one-off Mini will be unveiled to the public for the first time on May 24 in Vienna, Austria, with it being auctioned on the following night at the Life Ball. Last year, someone paid nearly $70,000 for a Mini Roadster designed by Franca Sozzani, chief editor of Italian VOGUE. Could this year’s Mini Paceman bring even more money? We’ll find out by the end of the month, with all of the proceeds going to charity.