Anniversary Edition will mark the anniversary of the first Mini Cooper hatch – DRIVE

The 2.0 turbo engine produces the same 231 hp here. and 320 N • m, as in a simple JCW. The number 74 is engraved on the hood and doors – this is the number that the Mini Cooper first raced sixty years ago.

The creator original Mini Alec Issigonis initially did not want to release a “charged” version of the hatchback, but Issigonis’s friend, John Cooper, owner of the Cooper Car Company, developer of Formula 1 cars, persuaded him. Thus, in September 1961, the first Mini Cooper appeared and was a success both on roads and in racing. The engine increased its volume from 848 cm³ to 997 cm³, and the power increased from 34 to 55 forces. After 60 years, the company decided to celebrate that stage in its history with the Anniversary Edition. It is based on a modern “lighter” Mini JCW

For the USA only, the Anniversary Edition will be sold exclusively in classic British Racing Green with white bonnet stripes and red accents. The uprights and sills are adorned with the Cooper Car Company logo.

The front panel of the hatch is engraved with the signatures of the three generations of the Cooper family who have collaborated with the Mini brand – John Cooper, John Michael Cooper and Charlie Cooper.

Commemorative model, which will enter the US market in limited edition, pays tribute not only to the first Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper, but also to the subsequent Mini with the Cooper nameplate and the resulting subbrand. John Cooper Works… The set, in addition to the classic green color, stripes and special series nameplates, includes a white roof and mirror housings, and navigation is included in the standard equipment. The Mini Anniversary Edition costs $ 40,750 (2.93 million rubles).


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