A special version of the MINI 3-Door Hatch, the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition has been launched by MINI India. Just 15 units of the Hopkirk Edition are available, brought in as a (CBU) it can be booked exclusively at shop.mini.in. The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 41,70,000.
The classic Mini Cooper S clinched the first of three wins at the famed Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, defying all odds. In the famous No. 37 Red Mini Cooper S, the then 30-year-old Northern Irish rally driver Patrick ‘Paddy’ Hopkirk was at the wheel. A timeless homage to the racing hero and his Monte Carlo Rally victory, MINI is bringing back the iconic No. 37 with the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Version to the starting line. The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition is a timeless homage to the iconic moment that established MINI’s racing legacy, with its unique concept and equipment features to commemorate one of the most spectacular achievements in international motorsport history.
The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition
A modern interpretation of the classic Red Mini Cooper S, driven by Paddy Hopkirk at the Monte Carlo Rally, is the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition. The limited edition features an exterior paint of Chili Red with Aspen White Roof, Black Mirror Tops, 16″ Victory Spoke Light Alloy Wheels in Black and Exterior Elements in Piano Black” (Bonnet Scoop, Door Handles, Fuel Filler Cap, Waistline Finisher, MINI Emblem Front & Rear, Kidney Grille Strut).
The heart of the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Version is a 2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine pumps out a peak output of 192 hp/ 141 kW and a maximum torque of 280 Nm. The car sprints in 6.7 seconds, from 0- 100 km/hr, and the top speed is limited to 235 km/hr.
The 7-speed Steptronic Sport Transmission makes for smooth gear changes, and adds to the sophisticated drive of the car.
The famous No. 37 Sticker in white on both sides and No. 37 Side Scuttle badge as well as the Keycap are features unique to the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Version. On the illuminated Door Sills, the C-pillars and on the Cockpit Facia, along with a back sticker in matt black, the Paddy Hopkirk signature appears. A single Bonnet Stripe in white with the signature of Paddy Hopkirk and the 33EJB number plate badge further strengthens the exclusivity of the limited edition. The Panoramic Glass Roof, Comfort Access System, Rear View Camera, and the John Cooper Works Sport Leather Steering Wheel are all part of the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Version.
On the safety front the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition gets Front and Passenger Airbags, Brake Assist, 3-Point Seat Belts, Dynamic Stability Control, Crash Sensor, Anti-lock Braking System, Cornering Brake Control and Run-flat Indicator as standard safety equipment.
The special edition gets an auto start/stop feature, brake energy recovery, shift point display and electromechanical power steering are part of the standard features. The MINI Excitement Kit, which includes LED interior and ambient lighting as well as a projection of the MINI logo on the ground on the driver’s side when the door is open, is another cool feature.
So if you`re a big fan of Paddy Hopkirk, please visit a MINI showroom near to you at the earliest as only 15 examples are on sale!
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