MINI will be auctioning off three specially designed vehicles to benefit amfAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research).

For the 10th consecutive year, MINI is sponsoring Europe's largest charity event for HIV/AIDS - Life Ball.

This time around, the company is auctioning off three specially designed vehicles on July 17th. The first is a black Countryman by Calvin Klein's creative director Francisco Costa. The second is a MINI Hatch designed by Diane von Furstenberg. Last but not least, Kennth Cole has created an industrial-themed MINI Convertible. All proceeds from the auction will benefit amfAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research).

In the past, MINI has teamed up with Missoni, Ferré, Versace, Diesel, Mario Testino, and The Blonds for Katy Perry. Our favorite, for obvious reasons, is the lingerie-inspired Agent Provocateur Clubman. All told, MINI has helped to raise approximately €500,000 ($619,670 / £416,635) for AIDS research.

Gallery: Three MINI Life Ball designer cars previewed - tenth year running