September 27, 2022

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Mini marks International Women’s Day with Pat Moss Edition

Mini is celebrating Worldwide Women’s Day with a new Pat Moss Version package deal for the 2023 Mini Cooper. Moss was the first driver to gain an intercontinental rally powering the wheel of a automobile donning the Mini badge when she took first put in the Tulip Rally — from Noordwijk in the Netherlands to the French Riviera and again again — in 1962. 

“This specific version not only commemorates the launch of MINI’s remarkable sporting vocation, but it also marks a revolutionary accomplishment for women in motorsports,” Mini mentioned in its announcement. “Achievements in the Netherlands turned the vintage Mini, Pat Moss and her co-driver Ann Knowledge into enduring heroines in a discipline in any other case dominated by the two drastically bigger automobiles, and male driving groups.”

Moss was the sister of Stirling Moss she died in 2008.

This physical appearance package involves Pat Moss signature decals on the front bumper (where by Moss originally signed the car or truck soon after 1 of its rally victories) and sprint, stylized tulips built-in into the side markers, sill plates, steering wheel and wheel heart caps, a fender decal detailing the Tulip Rally system and a decal on the hood commemorating the authentic rally victor’s registration number. 

To the left of the wheel, you will find a further decal on the sprint which might at first look to be a stylized picket fence, but it truly is truly intended to glance like pistons relocating up and down, arranged to search like the letters “M” and “W” for “Moss” and “Knowledge.” 

Globally, Mini will offer the Pat Moss Version on the Cooper S Hardtop 2-doorway, a Cooper S Hardtop 4-doorway, and a John Cooper Functions Hardtop, but only the JCW will be an choice for U.S. customers. Pricing will be out there closer to start, we are advised, but the Pat Moss version is confined to just 800 units all over the world and presented that it is really based mostly on the JCW’s present Legendary trim, which starts at about $40,000, it would not be low-priced. 

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