Orange you glad it's not pink?
In the market for a stylish hot hatch, but want a bit more pizzaz than your neighbor's? Check out the new Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop International Orange Edition. Set to be unveiled at the start of the Mini Takes the States Rally, the special edition is based on the top-of-the-line JCW hatch, with its 2.0-liter turbo four kicking out 228 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque – but stands apart, as you might have guessed, with its orange paint job. Both the body and roof are decked out in the vibrant shade with a matte finish.
The spoiler, graphics, and door handles, however, are blacked out. The 19-inch wheels are gray, the mirror caps are carbon fiber, and the Pro Exhaust tailpipes is chrome. It also comes equipped as standard with extras like a panoramic roof, Harman Kardon audio system, head-up display, and more. "International Orange is a bold color historically used to make great feats of engineering and aerospace design stand out." said Mini USA product chief Randy Clements. "In the same way, this exclusive color makes a dramatic statement to the performance of this special MINI John Cooper Works model – one that is sure to stand out among the crowd at MINI Takes the States!"
This year's rally kicks off on Saturday on both coasts: in Portland, Oregon, and Miami, Florida. The vehicle will also be displayed at the final gathering in Keystone, Colorado, later this month, and will reach dealers in the fall. Want to get your hands on one? Pricing starts at a princely $39,900 (plus $850 for delivery), which represents a substantial $8k premium over the standard JCW hardtop. Nobody ever said that exclusivity didn't come with a price, after all.