In contrast to desert racing in America, there is no true unlimited class in Dakar. Rather, each class is governed by a strict set of rules set in place by the ASO with the idea of leveling the playing field. Since four-wheel drives like the MINI have a distinct traction advantage, they are limited to only a scant 9.8 inches of wheel travel. Controlling that movement are two Reiger Suspension coilovers per wheel. Found at the end of the X-raid dual A-arms are an AP Racing six-piston caliper and 12.6-inch rotor. A careful eye will notice the three bolts right below the lower shock mounts and the end of the A-arms are slotted. With the bolts removed on the upper and lower A-arms, the entire hub assembly can be quickly removed without having to take off the ball joints for quick field repairs and servicing. We weren’t allowed to photograph the rear suspension due to its exotic brake setup, but it uses identical A-arms to the front for simplicity and ease of spares.