Last year MINI unveiled a very special and very cool John Cooper Works Championship 50 Special Edition model in the U.K. to celebrate the company’s 50th birthday. And now according to the folks at MotoringFile, the JCW WC50 will also be offered in the U.S. – but it doesn’t come cheap.
Originally MINI had no plans to bring the car stateside, with just 250 units being offered in the U.K. – but now an additional 50 models will be offered in the U.S.
In true British fashion the sporty “little” car will get a deep green paint job and white stripes. MINI calls the green “Connaught Green” and the white is “Pepper White,” – which is used not only for the stripes but also for the roof. Inside the car gets black leather and red detailing, while under the hood, there’s the impressive JCW 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 208-hp.
So what will this collectors item hot hatch run you? Well, at $40,300, it’s more than $10,000 on top of a standard JCW model, making it the most expensive MINI ever.
GALLERY: MINI JCW WC50
See after the jump for a full list of the JCW WC50 Special Edition specs:
* Anthracite Headlining * Automatic Air Conditioning * Bluetooth Telephone Audio Connection * Chrome Line Interior * Color Line, Rooster Red * Comfort Access * Front Fog Lamps * Full Bluetooth Preparation with USB Audio * Harman Kardon Hi-Fi System * Heated Front Seats * Multi-function Controls for Steering Wheel * Navigation System * Park Distance Control (PDC), rear * Voice Control * White Indicators
Special Edition Content:
* 17″ Cross-Spoke Challenge Alloy Wheels in Jet Black * Additional Driving Lights, Black * Bi-Xenon Lights with Black Interior Reflectors * Bonnet Stripes in Pepper White without Pin-Stripes, with John Cooper Signature on – – Driver’s Side * John Cooper Works 3-Spoke Sport Alcantara/Leather Steering Wheel * John Cooper Works Aerodynamic Kit * John Cooper Works Carbon Fibre Bonnet Scoop * John Cooper Works Carbon Fibre Front Door Grips * John Cooper Works Carbon Fibre Interior Trim with John Cooper Signature Plaque * John Cooper Works Carbon Fibre Mirror Caps * John Cooper Works Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser * John Cooper Works Carbon Fibre Tailgate Handle * John Cooper Works Floor Mats, Carbon Black with Red Stitching * Leather Gearshift Gaiter, Carbon Black with Red Stitching * Leather Handbrake Gaiter, Carbon Black with Red Stitching * Side Scuttle Finisher Chrome Frame with Edition Number (0-250)