Mini has created a special-edition Mini Cooper S as a tribute to its historic 1275GT model from the late 1960s. Sadly, the new Cooper S GT Edition will be limited to 150 and will only be available in France.
The GT Edition is mechanically identical to the 189bhp Cooper S with its 2-litre turbocharged engine and is available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. What differentiates the GT Edition from a normal three-door Cooper S is a set of purely cosmetic changes.
Like the Mini Clubman 1275GT built between 1969 and 1980, the new GT Edition sports a set of stripes down each side, just above the sills. Unlike the original Mini GT, however, the new car also has stripes along the bonnet and down the boot.