Want a Mini Cooper that looks at least a tad different from the typical set? Try the Mini Cooper JCW World Championship 50, a special edition Mini to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the car’s storied motorsports past.
Sporting classic Mini styling, the car comes in a unique Connaught Green color, a favorite hue among British race cars from the 50s and 60s, with white stripes that mimic those found in Cooper F1 vehicles. It sports a 1.6-liter 211-hp turbo four-cylinder engine, the same powertrain used as a standard in JCW race cars, along with plenty of accoutrements to commemorate the triumphant occasion.
All 250 side scuttle-numbered examples (yep, it’s a limited edition) get cross-spoke Challenge alloy wheels and various carbon fiber touches in the exterior (hood scoop, rear diffuser, exterior mirror caps and tailgate handle). The JCW World Championship 50 can go 0 to 60 in just 6.5 seconds, while fostering top speeds of 238 kph. It features unique suspension technology, EPS and a button-triggered sports driving option that activates sharper steering response and adjusts the accelerator map (in case you actually want to push this cute, little baby to its maximum). Interior gets a carbon fiber theme, with sporty red touches for even greater effect.
The authentic-looking hatchback is not yet priced, though, you can venture a pretty expensive guess and you wouldn’t be so wrong, given the Mini’s current pricing schemes. That color looks mighty dandy, right?