The 2024 MINI John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition: A Tip of the Hat to Motorsport Heritage
MINI has lifted the veil on the John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition for 2024, an embodiment of the brand's classic motorsport spirit. This high-performance variant of MINI's lineup carries forward the go-kart-like drive feeling that has long been associated with the brand, but with an extra touch of exclusivity due to its limited run. Only 999 of these units will grace the roads globally, emphasizing its appeal to true MINI enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Under the Hood
The centerpiece of the John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition is its manual 6-speed transmission, a feature that fosters a unique driving experience and gives the edition its distinctive name. Coupled with standard stainless-steel pedals, the model underscores its dynamic drive responsiveness, offering a thrilling, authentic driving experience that the MINI brand has come to be known for.
Distinctive Exterior Design
The 1to6 Edition doesn't shy away from showcasing its uniqueness right from the get-go. Its exterior design is characterized by a radiator grille sporting large air inlets, all ensconced in Piano Black, allowing for optimal engine and brake temperature control. Complemented by the Midnight Black body color, the model projects a certain untamed allure. To top it off, brand-typical side scuttles and waistline finisher also bear the Piano Black design, reinforcing the vehicle's overall sleek aesthetic.
Adding a touch of racing pedigree, an edition-specific, center-running Bonnet Stripe with graphics adorns the car, stretching from the bonnet to the aerodynamic rear spoiler and the rear apron. Badges and logos denoting the limited-edition nature of the vehicle can be spotted on the exterior, accentuated by 18-inch Circuit Spoke rims in Jet Black.
2024 MINI John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition
Exclusive Interior Details
Once inside, the 1to6 Edition continues to impress with its commitment to exclusivity. The door sills flaunt an edition-specific 1to6 logo-design, adding to the special character of the interior. The "One of 999" black lettering on the left of the steering wheel serves as a constant reminder of the vehicle's limited-edition status. The gear shift, set in the middle of the cockpit, features a red background graphic and red leather stitching, an element consistent with the edition logo's colors.
Adding a pop of color, the typical MINI central instrument illuminates with a red bezel against the anthracite-colored headliner. Other elements reflecting the 1to6 Edition theme include the lower spoke of the nappa leather sports steering wheel, floor mats, and specific key caps. The overall effect is a subtly elegant interior that doesn't forget its roots in sportiness.
World Premiere and Availability
The MINI John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition will debut at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring on May 20, 2023. There, a specially modified version of the 1to6 Edition, alongside the familiar MINI John Cooper Works of the Bulldog Racing Team, will carry on MINI's rich racing heritage. After its world premiere, from September 2023, the limited edition model will be available in Europe, the USA, Canada, and Mexico.