This yr marks the 60th anniversary of MINI’s partnership with motorsport ace John Cooper, and this new restricted version MINI John Cooper Is effective Anniversary Version has been developed to mark the celebration.
In 1961, John Cooper – a veteran of Method 1, with a constructors title to his identify – decided that the lightweight, cleverly packaged primary Mini would type the ideal basis for a effectiveness design, and established about building a far more powerful Mini, christened the ‘Cooper’.
The even far more sporting Cooper S variation followed, a formidable rallying equipment that gained the Monte Carlo rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. The John Cooper identify has been synonymous with large-effectiveness Minis ever since, with the JCW moniker marking the pinnacle of collection generation Minis to this day.
In tribute to the partnership, MINI is building just 740 JCW Anniversary Version automobiles, each and every featuring a Rebel Eco-friendly color scheme with bespoke nostalgic specifics.
The Anniversary Version is mechanically unchanged from the common JCW, so arrives equipped with a 2.-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This sends 227bhp to the front wheels as a result of possibly a guide or computerized gearbox, propelling the auto from -62mph in 6.3 seconds.
Aesthetically, the Anniversary Version is completed in Rebel Eco-friendly with a contrasting white roof, bonnet stripes, headlight rings and doorway handles. There are also flashes of pink detailing, with pink pinstripes on the bonnet decals, pink brake callipers and a traditional Cooper Company badge on the facet scuttles.
The auto also capabilities the variety 74 on the doors and bonnet, paying homage to the commencing variety of a traditional Mini Cooper that gained its to start with race at the Snetterton Lombank Trophy.
Inside, there are far more traditional Cooper Company badges on the sill plates and steering wheel, with the relaxation of the inside trimmed in Dinamica upholstery and piano black trim. The dashboard has also been offered a exclusive touch, with signatures from John Cooper, his son John Cooper and grandson Charlie Cooper.
As a nod to the Mini’s motorsport initiatives, a doorway frame emblem with John Cooper’s signature, a handwritten ‘1 of 740’ script and the text “THE Unanticipated UNDERDOG” has also been additional.
The Anniversary Version arrives fitted with MINI’s Navigation Plus Pack (featuring an 8.9-inch touchscreen with navigation) and Comfort and ease Plus Pack as common, and is only available in 3-doorway guise. Selling prices start out at £33,800 for the guide design, increasing to £35,five hundred for the computerized. The JCW Anniversary Version is available to get now, with just 60 of the 740 automobiles destined for the United kingdom.
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