MINI threw a massive party last night at the Kim Sing Theatre in downtown LA to usher in a new era. The F56 was present in both Blazing Red Cooper and Volcanic Orange Cooper S forms. Celebrities and MINI designers mingled while listening to Passion Pit and eating Korean Tacos via a Kogi food truck. In a word it was incredible.

The bigger question – is the F56 starting to look better the more you see it in the flesh? So far the answer is a resounding yes.

Check out the full gallery and videos of the introduction and MINI and BMW designers discussing the car after the break.