You can call me ’MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop International Orange Edition’

Wish it was as simple as saying, "Bond, James Bond," but MINI planned to give a long name to its car, and also price it exorbitantly high. The special edition car is based on the JCW Hardtop, and it comes with a bright orange shade, which is described as a “bold color historically used to make great feats of engineering and aerospace design stand out.” It is set to debut on July 14th at the MINI Takes The States rally.

It Looks Sweet!

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MINI gave it the black treatment; with a handful of special accents including bumper decals, side strips, black fuel filler cap, carbon fiber mirror caps and High Gloss Black door handles

The Orange Edition MINI certainly looks different when compared to the regular JCW Hardtops. Going against the industry norm of slapping chrome to special edition cars, MINI instead gave it the black treatment; with a handful of special accents including bumper decals, side strips, black fuel filler cap, carbon fiber mirror caps and High Gloss Black door handles. The derrière gets a JCW Pro Exhaust system with Bluetooth controlled flap and a Midnight Black Metallic rear spoiler. This MINI also rides on 18-inch John Cooper Works wheels with a Ferric Gray finish.

The long-named MINI doesn’t feel any type of special inside. It gets the regular host of features, like heated front seats, a Harman Kardon audio system with Sirius XM satellite radio, panorama glass roof, a Comfort Access keyless entry system, Active Driving Assistant, a head-up display, GPS navigation, and the storage package.

Nothing Different In Here

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It will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which takes it from a still to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

MINI hasn’t shared the performance specifications, but it might get the standard 2.0-liter, four-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine that produces 228 horses and 236 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which takes it from a still to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

Our Take

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The MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop International Orange Edition will have a starting price of $39,900

The MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop International Orange Edition (phew!) will have a starting price of $39,900 – excluding a destination and handling fee of $850. An $8,100 hike over the regular model for a few exterior touches? How about picking up the standard edition and heading to a 3M store to get wraps instead! Also, the Audi A5 Sportback is only a couple of thousand dollars away, and need we say that you get a better package there? We’ll let you do the brainstorming. For now, you can share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Further reading

2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the Mini John Cooper Works.

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