Mini is celebrating Intercontinental Women’s Day with a new Pat Moss Edition bundle for the 2023 Mini Cooper. Moss was the initially driver to gain an international rally powering the wheel of a automobile putting on the Mini badge when she took very first spot in the Tulip Rally — from Noordwijk in the Netherlands to the French Riviera and back yet again — in 1962.
“This particular version not only commemorates the start of MINI’s remarkable sporting profession, but it also marks a pioneering achievement for gals in motorsports,” Mini explained in its announcement. “Good results in the Netherlands turned the vintage Mini, Pat Moss and her co-driver Ann Knowledge into enduring heroines in a willpower otherwise dominated by both of those considerably bigger motor vehicles, and male driving groups.”
Moss was the sister of Stirling Moss she died in 2008.
This look bundle consists of Pat Moss signature decals on the front bumper (wherever Moss at first signed the motor vehicle following just one of its rally victories) and dash, stylized tulips built-in into the side markers, sill plates, steering wheel and wheel heart caps, a fender decal detailing the Tulip Rally system and a decal on the hood commemorating the initial rally victor’s registration number.
To the left of the wheel, you will find another decal on the dash which might at very first look to be a stylized picket fence, but it truly is actually meant to appear like pistons shifting up and down, organized to glimpse like the letters “M” and “W” for “Moss” and “Knowledge.”
Globally, Mini will present the Pat Moss Version on the Cooper S Hardtop 2-door, a Cooper S Hardtop 4-door, and a John Cooper Performs Hardtop, but only the JCW will be an choice for U.S. customers. Pricing will be accessible nearer to start, we’re told, but the Pat Moss edition is limited to just 800 models throughout the world and provided that it truly is based on the JCW’s present Iconic trim, which commences at about $40,000, it will never be low-cost.