Mini John Cooper Works Anniversary Edition celebrates 60 years of collaboration

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Mini has launched a new version of its John Cooper Works hot hatch that celebrates 60 years of collaboration with the Cooper family.

The relationship was born when John Cooper – who would have been 98 today – built a series of Minis with better brakes and a power output boosted to 55bhp from 34bhp. Two years later the more powerful Cooper S came along and formed the foundation for a trio of Monte Carlo rally wins in the 1960s.

Mini JCW Anniversary Edition

The Mini John Cooper Works Anniversary Edition is exclusively offered in the UK and is based on the regular three-door hot hatch version. Under the bonnet sits the same 228bhp, 2.0-litre engine that contributes to a 6.1-second 0-60mph time and top speed of 153mph.

Differentiating the Anniversary Edition from regular models is a Rebel Green paint job and contrasting white roof, door handles, mirror caps and bonnet stripes with a red accent line.

Other upgrades include 18-inch alloy wheels, tinted rear windows and the classic Cooper Company logo dotted around the vehicle, while the number 74 is painted on the bonnet and doors.

Mini JCW Anniversary Edition

Inside, there’s a black theme while the dashboard has signatures from three generations of the Cooper family. Inside the driver’s door frame is a plaque with John Cooper’s signature and a handwritten “1 of 740” note.

Standard equipment includes an 8.8-inch display, Apple CarPlay, head-up display, wireless charging, automatic air conditioning and various safety assistance systems.

The Mini John Cooper Works Anniversary Edition is available to order now from £33,800 with a manual transmission or £35,500 with an automatic.

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