Mini is commemorating International Women’s Day with a brand-new Pat Moss Edition plan for the 2023 Mini Cooper. Moss was the very first driver to win a global rally behind the wheel of a vehicle using the Mini badge when she took top place in the Tulip Rally– from Noordwijk in the Netherlands to the French Riviera and back again– in 1962.
“This special edition not just honors the launch of MINI‘s extraordinary sporting career, however it likewise marks a pioneering achievement for ladies in motorsports,” Mini stated in its announcement. “Success in the Netherlands turned the timeless Mini, Pat Moss and her co-driver Ann Knowledge into enduring heroines in a discipline otherwise dominated by both substantially larger cars, and male driving teams.”
Moss was the sibling of Stirling Moss; she passed away in 2008.
This appearance bundle includes Pat Moss signature decals on the front bumper (where Moss initially signed the car after one of its rally triumphes) and dash, stylized tulips integrated into the side markers, sill plates, guiding wheel and wheel center caps, a fender decal detailing the Tulip Rally course and a decal on the hood commemorating the original rally victor’s registration number.
To the left of the wheel, there’s another decal on the dash which might initially appear to be an elegant picket fence, but it’s actually suggested to appear like pistons moving up and down, set up to look like the letters “M” and “W” for “Moss” and “Knowledge.”
Worldwide, Mini will use the Pat Moss Edition on the Cooper S Hardtop 2-door, a Cooper S Hardtop 4-door, and a John Cooper Functions Hardtop, but only the JCW will be an alternative for U.S. customers. Rates will be available closer to release, we’re informed, but the Pat Moss edition is limited to simply 800 units around the world and considered that it’s based upon the JCW’s existing Iconic trim, which begins at about $40,000, it won’t be inexpensive.