MINI India introduced a special edition of the MINI 3-door hatch, the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition in India.
Offered as a completely built-up unit (CBU), only 15 units are available for sale in the country.
In 1964, defying all odds, the classic Mini Cooper S clinched the first of three victories at the legendary Monte Carlo Rally. At the wheel was the then 30-year-old Northern Irish rally driver Patrick ‘Paddy’ Hopkirk in the iconic No. 37 Red Mini Cooper S.
A timeless tribute to the racing legend and his triumph of the Monte Carlo Rally, MINI brings back the iconic No. 37 to the starting line with the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition, said a press release.
With an exclusive design and equipment features to mark one of the most spectacular achievements in international motorsport history, the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition is a timeless tribute to the historic moment that defined MINI’s racing legacy, added the release.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition is a reflection of MINI’s challenger spirit and racing genes. It is a celebration of the ultimate MINI challenger moment – Paddy Hopkirk’s first Monte Carlo Rally victory in the classic Mini Cooper S. The winning streak at the Monte Carlo Rally continues to inspire MINI fans all over the world to this day. We are delighted to start the New Year with the launch of the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition, an icon of international motorsports history.”
The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs 41,70,000.