This is The Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition, A Cooper S in All But Name
This is the Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition, it honours the Northern Irish rally driver and is inspired by the 1964 historic multi-rally and Monte Carlo winning model, the special edition is Chili Red with a white contrast roof and features the famous starting number 37 livery. It’s limited 100 editions and is available to order now in the UK, The Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition is and based on the 2.0-litre, 192bhp, 280Nm Mini Cooper S 3-door Hatch. It is kind of like a re-branding exercise. In the same way McDonald’s attempts to rebrand into a health food outlet.
Nevertheless, in the style of the historic 1964 rally winner, the edition model features the car’s start number 37 on the driver and passenger doors. It also has 17-inch John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels in Track Spoke Black design and numerous other accentuations in dark colours. On the inside, the car features the motorsport-inspired Alcantara John Cooper Works steering wheel.
The start number 37 also appears on the side indicator elements known as side scuttles. Other features on the exterior are stickers with the inscription “Paddy Hopkirk Monte Carlo” and a single white bonnet stripe on the driver’s side which bears the signature of the 1964 “Monte” winner. In addition, the famous number and letter combination 33 EJB of the number plate of the 1964 Monte Carlo winning car is shown on the bonnet strip using 3D effect graphics.
Hopkirk’s signature also appears on the decorative trim strip on the passenger side, which forms part of the Piano Black high-gloss interior surfaces. Another exclusive design feature are the MIiniLED “Paddy Hopkirk” entry sills.
The Mini Navigation Pack and Comfort Pack are included in the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition as well as auxiliary headlights in Piano Black, a key cap with the start number 37 and the Waistline Finisher in Piano Black for the trim strips between the body and the greenhouse.
The Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition is available to order now at retailers nationwide and is priced from £27,405 RRP. Customer deliveries will begin in November 2020.