MF Exclusive: Last year we broke the news of MINI’s featured (and exclusive) color of the 2008 Clubman; Hot Choclate. A few months ago we showed you a colorized sketch of the Clubman in all its cocoa glory. However today, we can finally show you the real thing. The photo to the right (click to expand) is an actual paint slave from the Clubman’s manufacturing process. This plastic piece is used by the Oxford paint shop to hold the door slightly during the painting process.

As we reported previously, Hot Chocolate will be a metallic paint that is quite dark in normal light. However, in this image you can clearly see the metallic flakes are exaggerated due to the lighting.