Introduced Mini Cooper S in an exclusive Paddy Hopkirk EditionSeptember 22, 2020
With the release of a special version of the city hatchback, the automaker wanted to pay tribute to the Mini’s victory in the 1964 Monte Carlo rally race. The car received the same livery as the body of the original racing car.
The Mini Cooper S Paddy Hopkirk Edition pays tribute to the unexpected victory of the Mini driver at the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally. The car will go on sale in November 2020, but the price is not yet known.
The anniversary version is inspired by the classic racing Mini.
The body is painted in Chili Red and has a single white stripe on the hood, which shows the signature of the same driver – Mr. Hopkirk, and a three-dimensional effect “33 EJB”, which means the number plate of the original rally car. The stylized number 37 appears on the door and on some trim details. The decal on the B-pillar is similar to the Monte Carlo Rally emblem, but for this interpretation it shows “Paddy Hopkirk”, “37” and “1964”.
For added color contrast, there are a few high-gloss black trim elements on the outside. The dark color covers the grille, lower front bumper air intakes, bonnet bucket, door handles, fuel door, headlight and taillight trim and Mini logos. The car is equipped with black 17-inch wheels with five sets of double spokes.
Inside, Hopkirk’s signature appears on the black part of the dashboard in front of the passenger. The LED illuminated door sills display the Paddy Hopkirk logo.
Mechanically, this car uses the same engine as any other Mini Cooper S. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder makes 189 horsepower (281 Nm). That’s enough to accelerate the hatchback to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that the Mini Moke SUV was revived and improved in the UK. British company Moke International has revived the iconic Mini Moke SUV, the civilian version of which was first released in 1964.
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