MINI Special Edition on the Horizon
There are many exciting MINI’s (the puns) on the horizon, with these special edition Coopers being shown or announced at 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show just recently. The names are quite something too: we have the MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop Knights Edition, John Cooper Works GP, Countryman Cooper S Yin Yang Edition, and finally the Clubman S Starlight Edition. As a MINI owner myself (Clubman S), I’m extremely excited to see the exciting designs that make these models stand out from the rest of their MINI brethren.
Starting with the Knights Edition, MINI customized a John Cooper Works Hardtop with Midnight Black exterior paint, Melting Silver roof, mirror caps, and hood stripes, and finally side stripes in both red and Melting Silver. Continuing the aggressive coloration and style, red brake calipers with the JCW moniker as well as red trim right under the front grill show the intensity of this JCW. Final accents the JCW exhaust with flap system and chrome JCW tips to ensure no one misses that this is a John Cooper Works. My personal favorite touch though is the blacked out MINI badges on the front and rear, as if this MINI is incognito (or at least as incognito as any MINI can be).
We’ll skip the GP, being as it’s the most exciting, and move to the Countryman Cooper S Yin Yang Edition as well as the Clubman S Starlight Edition. The Countryman will be available in either Midnight Black or Light White, with roof and body stripes coming in the opposite shade of whatever you choose. But no matter your choice of shade, the grille, headlights, taillights, and door handles will come in piano black. Meanwhile, the Clubman S Starlight Edition features a Starlight Blue metallic body and Melting Silver hood stripes, roof, mirror caps, and center caps. It also rides on 17-inch silver wheels, with a nice set of interior packages.
Finally, the most exciting vehicle has to be the new JCW GP expected to be released in 2020. We’ve been waiting on more news for this vehicle for about a year, the first news we got was released with the 2017 JCW GP concept: a ridiculous, ‘Fast and Furious’-esque monster of a vehicle, the JCW GP concept seemed almost unrealistic for its design. Yet, at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, MINI announced the release for 2020 and ONLY referenced their design study. This would seem to insinuate that they may stay close to the design of that model, which would make for one of the most exciting MINIs ever released.