Mini has just unveiled a new special edition version for its John Cooper Works (JCW) Hardtop 2 Door. This new trim celebrates the race car drivers that have graced the Cooper since 1961 and 60 years at the racetrack. Most of the updates are cosmetic as the car receives a British Racing Green paint job with white racing stripes, the number 74 on both doors (signifying the car’s first race, where the vehicle was given the number 74), Cooper Car Company logos at the door sills and side scuttles, and finally, the etching of all three Cooper generations’ names — John Cooper, John Michael Cooper, and Charlie Cooper — in the cockpit facia.
“The Cooper name shares a storied history with MINI, and this new Anniversary Edition reflects the Cooper performance heritage, offering a classic and sporty appearance,” said Patrick McKenna, Department Head of Marketing Product and Strategy, MINI USA. “John Cooper kicked off sixty years of performance innovation with the original Mini Cooper, and the Anniversary Edition honors the Cooper legacy that helped define MINI’s performance pedigree over the last six decades.”
The special edition is powered by the JCW standard turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that makes 228 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque.