To give you a little history lesson as to why Mini calls this a Paddy Hopkirk Edition, we have to go back to the year 1964. Mini’s driver Patrick ”Paddy” Hopkirk led the brand to victory at the Monte Carlo Rally. This was a significant milestone in the history of Mini’s legacy. Hence, it is only natural to pay tribute to the man himself in the form of a limited edition variant of the Mini Cooper S. To make it even more special, Mini will only manufacture 15 units of these. Let us dive into the details of the Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition!
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Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition – Exterior and Interior
The new Paddy Edition will be specific in terms of styling to mark the uniqueness of the occasion. The exterior includes a dual-tone paint scheme with Red painted body and White painted roof. The front, side and rear pillars are blacked out accentuating the sporty element of the car, along with black wing mirrors. But what is the most unique element on the exterior is the white racing stripe hosting Hopkirk’s signature (also on the tailgate) and the characters ”33EJB”. This signifies the number plate of the 1964 Monte Carlo rally winning Mini. The doors are marked by no. 37, which was obviously the number of Hopkirk’s car.
The interior of the car is not too different apart from a few edition-specific additions. The cabin features black leatherette upholstery with a piano black trim along with featuring Hopkirk’s signature on the dash and on the illuminated scuff plates. Apart from this Mini features LED Headlamps, Auto Climate Control, Panoramic Sunroof, Rear View Camera and Ambient Lighting. On the safety front, it includes features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Dynamic Crash Sensor and Cornering Brake Control.
Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition – Engine and Transmission
The Mini comes with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine making 192hp and 280Nm just like the standard Cooper S. Additionally, this engine is combined with a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. It must be noted here that the mechanical changes for this edition of Cooper S are none. Everything is similar to the standard Mini Cooper S.
Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition – Price and Availability
The way to book this limited edition is also special. First of all, the total number of units available with Paddy Hopkirk Edition is limited to 15 only. This surely will make you stand out from the crowd. The way to book this is through the online retail platform, as only CBU units will be imported from this variant. The single fully-loaded variant will be priced at Rs 41.70 lakh, which is Rs 6 lakh more expensive than the standard Mini Cooper S. Apart from this version of Cooper S, it is available in an open-top three-door convertible form.