Through one of our sources we’ve obtained the first image of two new colors set to debut on the 2007 MINI. In the picture above (click for larger view) are Laser Blue and Nightfire Red. Also seen are Hyper Blue and Chili Red for a comparison. Both new colors are metallic and both harken back to a couple of classic MINI colors once seen on the current generation car: Velvet Red and Electric Blue.

It may be worth noting that the image doesn’t mean that these two colors will be replacing Hyper Blue or Chili Red. While it’s unclear if Hyper Blue will be staying in the color palette for the R56, we do know that Chili Red will continue on. Our sources have also told us to expect British Racing Green to make an appearance on the R56 color palette. And yes, a non-metallic black is rumored to be back as well.

Reportedly three other new colors for the R56 are named Mellow Yellow, Sparkling Silver and Lightning Blue. In all we can expect seven new colors for the 2007 model year.

You can see a larger version of the image above by clicking on the thumbnail above and an even bigger one by clicking here.