Five units of the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition are now available in Singapore.
The model is available in both MINI Cooper S 3-Door and MINI Cooper S 5-Door variants.
It celebrates the first triumph of the classic Mini at the legendary Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, at the wheel of which was then 30-year old rally driver Patrick “Paddy” Hopkirk.
The edition model comes with exterior paintwork in the style of the historic rally winner.
The paint finish is complemented by 17-inch John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels in a Track Spoke Black design. and numerous other accentuations in dark colours.
The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition also gets other accentuations in dark colours, such as the frame and horizontal brace of the radiator grille, which are finished in high-gloss black.
Other components that get a gloss black finish include the inserts for the lower air intakes, the opening in the bonnet, the door handles, the fuel filler flap, the tailgate handle. There are MINI logos at the front and rear, as well as the surrounds for the head lights and rear lights.
The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition also gets a John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit with rear spoiler.
The start number 37 also appears on the side scuttles. Other unmistakable features on the exterior are the LED head lights and the rear lights in Union Jack design, stickers with the inscription “Paddy Hopkirk Monte Carlo” and a single white bonnet stripe on the left side of the bonnet.
Like the tailgate of the edition model, it also bears the signature of the 1964 “Monte” winner.
The famous number plate of the 1964 Monte Carlo winning car, “33 EJB”, is shown on the bonnet strip using 3D effect graphics.
In the cabin, Hopkirk’s signature appears on the decorative trim strip on the passenger side, while the entry sills bear the name “Paddy Hopkirk”.
The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition also gets John Cooper Works Dinamica Leather Carbon Black upholstery, a John Cooper Works steering wheel with paddle shifters, and an anthracite headliner for an extra sporty feel.
Auxiliary headlights in Piano Black, a key cap with the start number 37, and the Waistline Finisher in Piano Black for the trim strips between the body and the greenhouse all come as standard.
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