Mini is celebrating Worldwide Ladies’s Day with a brand new Pat Moss Version bundle for the 2023 Mini Cooper. Moss was the primary driver to win a world rally behind the wheel of a automotive sporting the Mini badge when she took first place within the Tulip Rally — from Noordwijk within the Netherlands to the French Riviera and again once more — in 1962.
“This particular version not solely commemorates the launch of MINI’s extraordinary sporting profession, nevertheless it additionally marks a pioneering achievement for girls in motorsports,” Mini mentioned in its announcement. “Success within the Netherlands turned the traditional Mini, Pat Moss and her co-driver Ann Knowledge into enduring heroines in a self-discipline in any other case dominated by each considerably bigger automobiles, and male driving groups.”
Moss was the sister of Stirling Moss; she died in 2008.
This look bundle contains Pat Moss signature decals on the entrance bumper (the place Moss initially signed the automotive after one in all its rally victories) and sprint, stylized tulips built-in into the aspect markers, sill plates, steering wheel and wheel middle caps, a fender decal detailing the Tulip Rally course and a decal on the hood commemorating the unique rally victor’s registration quantity.
To the left of the wheel, there’s one other decal on the sprint which could at first look like a stylized picket fence, nevertheless it’s truly meant to appear like pistons shifting up and down, organized to appear like the letters “M” and “W ” for “Moss” and “Knowledge.”
Globally, Mini will provide the Pat Moss Version on the Cooper S Hardtop 2-door, a Cooper S Hardtop 4-door, and a John Cooper Works Hardtop, however solely the JCW might be an choice for US clients. Pricing might be accessible nearer to launch, we’re instructed, however the Pat Moss version is proscribed to only 800 models worldwide and provided that it is primarily based on the JCW’s current Iconic trim, which begins at about $40,000, it will not be low-cost.