Commemorative MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition launched

Special edition MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition pays homage to the Monte Carlo-winning 1964 classic

This is the new MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition. It’s a limited edition version of the Cooper S three-door hatchback honouring both the classic Monte Carlo-winning 1964 Mini Cooper S and the Northern Irishman who piloted it.

The special edition model features a host of period-inspired styling tweaks and Paddy Hopkirk branded components. Production will be limited to just 100 examples, with each unit commanding a starting price of £27,405. First deliveries are expected to arrive in November this year.

MINI’s most noticeable styling tweak is the new livery, which the company says is a modern interpretation of Hopkirk’s race-winning rally car. It comprises a Chilli Red base coat, a white roof and the same starting number 37 printed on its doors. To offset the paintwork, MINI has swapped the car’s exterior brightwork for gloss black replacements.

There’s a fresh set of 17-inch John Cooper Works alloy wheels, too, along with a pair of grille-mounted fog lamps and a unique Hopkirk badge fixed to the car’s C-pillar. The package is completed with a unique racing stripe on the MINI’s bonnet, which bears both the license plate of the race-winning classic and Hopkirk’s signature.

Inside, buyers get an Alcantara-trimmed John Cooper Works sports steering wheel, Piano Black trim, Paddy Hopkirk-branded treadplates and a unique passenger-side dashboard panel emblazoned with Hopkirk’s signature. The standard car’s 8.8-inch infotainment system is also transferred onto the special edition model, providing support for Apple CarPlay.

It’s powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the standard Cooper S, which develops 189bhp and 280Nm of torque. The engine delivers a 0–62mph time of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 146mph – and buyers have their choice of either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

What do you make of the new MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition? Let us know in the comments section below…

Recommended

Best car leasing deals 2022
Best leasing deals - Header image
Best cars & vans

Best car leasing deals 2022

If you're looking for a cheap way to drive around in a brand new motor then car leasing could be ideal - here are some great new car leasing deals ava…
25 Jan 2022
Top 10 best superminis to buy 2022
Best superminis - header image
Best cars & vans

Top 10 best superminis to buy 2022

It's a hard-fought class, but these are the 10 best superminis on sale right now
19 Jan 2022
MINI hatchback review
2021 MINI 3-dr hatch
MINI MINI

MINI hatchback review

In the face of stiff competition, the latest MINI stands out by offering the quality and driver appeal of a baby BMW
18 Jan 2022
Top 10 best hot hatchbacks to buy 2022
Best hot hatchbacks
Hot hatches

Top 10 best hot hatchbacks to buy 2022

The best hot hatches offer giant-killing performance and a gripping drive, all wrapped in a user-friendly package
7 Jan 2022

Most Popular

Next-generation Mercedes E-Class to stick with combustion engines
Mercedes E-Class render
Mercedes E-Class

Next-generation Mercedes E-Class to stick with combustion engines

Mercedes is planning on launching a new E-Class in 2023 and it'll come with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains
21 Jan 2022
New 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 hits the road for the first time
Lamborghini Countach - front
Lamborghini Countach

New 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 hits the road for the first time

Lamborghini’s reborn Countach pictured on the move ahead of it arriving with customers
25 Jan 2022
What are 4D number plates and are they legal?
number plates
Tips & advice

What are 4D number plates and are they legal?

Everything you need to know about so-called ‘4D’ number plates, including whether you’re allowed to have them on your car
25 Jan 2022