Last month, we told you about the team of monster MINIs preparing to make mincemeat of the grueling Dakar Rally.

And indeed, the MINI ALL4 Racing model, which won the epic event in both 2012 and 2013, seems to be unstoppable, having just won the 2014 edition with a 1-2-3 podium finish.

Eleven ALL4s took part in the gut-wrenching 13-day contest, winning all but two of the various stages en route to victory.

Just as Audi owns Le Mans and Red Bull rules F1, it seems that Dakar is now MINI’s meat and potatoes…