Mini India has introduced a very unique version of the Cooper 3-door hatch in India which is known as Mini Cooper Paddy Hopkirk. It has been launched with a price tag of Rs. 41.70 lakh (ex-showroom price) in India. This special edition by Mini pays tribute to the 1964 Mini Cooper S which took the first of a series of three legendary victories with Patrick ‘Paddy’ Hopkirk behind the wheel.
This special edition honours the racing legend and out of many special editions of the Cooper S which was introduced by Mini over the time and this is one of the most pleasing special edition Coopers. This unique version is coloured in a bespoke shade of Chilli Red with a contrasting Aspen White roof. Also, there are No. 37 stickers available on both sides that bring Paddy Hopkirk’s car number.
The mirror caps are finished with black and there are piano black accents around the bonnet scoop, fuel filler cap, door handles, front and rear MINI emblem and kidney grille strut. It has very stylish looking 16-inch alloy wheels, all elements reminiscent of the No. 37 Mini Cooper S piloted by Paddy Hopkirk. There are even more No. 37 badging available on the side scuttles and the keycap.
There is Paddy Hopkirk’s signature stamped all over the car at various places. The places include the white bonnet stripe, the illuminated door sills, the cockpit facia, C-pillars and the 33EJB badging on the number plate. Some of the noticeable features present inside includes a panorama glass roof, Comfort Access System, rear view camera and John Cooper Works Sport leather steering wheel.
This special edition is powered by a 2.0-litre TwinPower petrol engine under the hood from the standard Cooper S. The engine produces 192hp and 280Nm of torque and is coupled to a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The Mini Cooper Paddy Hopkirk Edition moves from 0-100kmph in just 6.7 seconds and tops out at an electronically limited 235kmph. This is a very special version of the Cooper S which indicates that only 15 units of these come as CBUs to India.