Just 300 units will be offered locally.
Special editions are a great way for manufacturers to enhance sales of existing cars, especially when said cars are beginning to age a little. Audi has just revealed a special edition of the R8 V10, and even Range Rover won't shy away from building limited-edition models. However, this new special model from Mini is not intended for an aging car. In fact, we were surprised to discover that the Cooper is already getting a facelift. Nevertheless, Mini has decided that its zesty Cooper S Hardtop needs a new variant. Enter the 2021 Coral Red Edition. As you can guess, the car isn't painted black.
For fans of Mini and BMW, the British marque's holding company, Coral Red is a familiar color. On the Bimmers, it's usually a leather upholstery option, while Mini fans will recognize it as a paint finish that is normally exclusive to Clubman variants. To make the special edition look a little more sporty, the new paint is complemented by a Piano Black finish on the roof, mirror caps, headlight rings, taillight rings, and grille surrounds. The badges and door handles get the same treatment too, while two-tone 17-inch wheels complete the exterior aesthetics. LED headlights and fog lights are standard here, as are those trademark Union Jack LED taillights.
So why the special model? Well, it's a throwback to 1979's 20th Anniversary Edition that was called the Mini 1100 Special. This car featured Clubman-style bumpers and the option of a Metallic Rose paint finish. Thus, Mini says special editions are an integral part of the brand.
How special is the Coral Red Edition? Approximately 300 units are reserved for the US, making it a fairly rare model. If you're interested, this limited edition will be available at dealers later this month. If you're after a two-door, pricing starts at $33,275, while the four-door will ask at least $34,520.