Minis are a staple of well-heeled city slickers with progressive politics. So an electric one makes clear sense. Australians can get their hands on it from July.
I'm sitting on 240km/h on Germany's Autobahn in the current Mini John Cooper Works, and it's rock solid going into the sweeping bend. Oh, did I tell you I'm on the way from Munich to the Nürburgring for N24?
If the high-speed blatt from Munich to the Nurburgring in the latest Mini John Cooper Works hatch in time to watch the 24-hour race wasn’t high enough on my bucket list, then a chance invite from our good friend Ron Simons of RSRNurburg to head over to Spa Francorchamps for one of its premium track days was surely the golden ticket...
His famous surname is instantly recognisable, and has proudly adorned the backs of cars since 1961 when his grandfather – John Cooper – struck a deal with the British Motor Corporation to turn Alex Issigonis’s Mini into something of a performance car...
The Beatles, Madonna, Goldie Hawn, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie. That's just a small list of celebrities who have owned a Mini, and they are very cool people. Heck, even Enzo Ferrari had one. In the ’60s and ’70s, if you were famous and didn’t own a Mini, you probably weren’t considered, well, famous enough...
A three-door Mini in either Cooper or Cooper S specification is, for mine, the one you should be buying. Here we tested the limited-edition 60 Years model in traditional British Racing Green.
With just 15 examples set for Australia, the Kensington Edition is very exclusive. Is it very good, though?
The super-exclusive Mini Millbrook special is limited to just 20 units nationally. Are the racy looks worth $7K more than the standard JCW?
James Wong gets a first drive of the updated Mini Hatch and Convertible on Australian roads.
It’s midlife makeover time for Mini’s current range, and if you thought the iconic little hatch couldn’t wear its British heart on its sleeve any more proudly, just wait until you pull up behind the latest version.
Mini has an incredible racing heritage, and the 2018 Cooper JCW is the closest you'll get to reliving those days. But is it liveable as a daily driver?