David Bowie's Mirror MINI
Richard Newton—BMW
January 12, 2016 11:25 AM EST

David Bowie, the genre-defying musical legend who died unexpectedly Sunday, had a long list of accomplishments from albums to acting roles. As it turns out, he was pretty great at designing ridiculously cool cars, too.

Back in 1999, London’s Design Museum marked the 40th anniversary of the iconically British Mini with a celebrity design contest. Among the entrants was Bowie, who designed the above mirror-plated Mini. It’s so perfectly easy to imagine The Thin White Duke rolling up to a concert in this, twisting and contorting to secure his escape.

Write to Alex Fitzpatrick at alex.fitzpatrick@time.com.

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