Dubai, UAE: AGMC, the official importer of BMW Group vehicles for Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, has revealed that the exclusive MINI Paddy Hopkirk is now available across all showrooms.
Based on the popular MINI Cooper S Hardtop 2 Door model, the highly anticipated model is inspired by the historic rally-winning model. With limited stock available, MINI AGMC invites car enthusiasts to visit its Sheikh Zayed Road, Motor City and Sharjah showrooms to get a glimpse of the iconic model before all three vehicles are purchased.
In 1964, the classic MINI Cooper S clinched the first of three overall victories at the legendary Monte Carlo Rally. At the wheel was the then 30-year-old Northern Irish rally driver Patrick “Paddy” Hopkirk.
In his honour, MINI now presents an edition model with exclusive design and equipment features to mark one of the most spectacular achievements in international motorsport history.
One unmistakable reminder of Hopkirk’s historic win in the classic MINI is the car’s start number 37, which this special edition Cooper S flaunts as well as a stunning body finished in Chili Red, a contrast white roof and a unique MINI LED entry sill that bears the name “Paddy Hopkirk”.
The start number 37 also appears on the side indicator elements known as side scuttles. Other unique features on the exterior are the LED headlights and the rear lights in Union Jack design, stickers with the inscription “Paddy Hopkirk Monte Carlo” and a single white bonnet stripe on the driver’s side, which like the tailgate of the edition model, bears the signature of the 1964 “Monte” winner. In addition, the famous number and letter combination 33 EJB of the number plate of the 1964 Monte Carlo winning car is shown on the bonnet strip using 3D effect graphics.
The edition model combines its exterior paintwork in the style of the historic rally winner in a market-specific manner with 17-inch John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels in Track Spoke Black design and numerous other accentuations in dark colors.
Adorned in exclusive model specific features, Hopkirk’s signature graces the decorative trim strip on the passenger side, which forms part of the Piano Black high-gloss interior surfaces. The MINI Excitement Package[i] and Comfort Access[ii] are also included in the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition.
Ayhan Olcer, CEO of AGMC, says, “The winning streak at the Monte Carlo Rally continues to inspire MINI fans all over the world to this day.With the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition, MINI lovers can now express their passion for racing in a particularly authentic way. We welcome MINI enthusiasts from around Dubai and the Northern Emirates to visit our showrooms to get a first look at the exclusive model.”
[i] MINI Excitement Package offers an analysis based on your driving style and makes suggestions on passenger seat height adjustment, automatic lights, windscreen wipers, and more based on feedback it gather from your driving habits.
[ii] Comfort Access Pack includes automatic air conditioning, rear parking distance control, storage compartment pack, centre armrest, heated front seats, and more.