Here's something absolutely wicked to 'add to cart' - a Mini Cooper S. And, it is the limited Carbon Edition', no less. You will have to be quick to check out, though. They're limited to just 20 pieces, priced at Rs 39.9 lakh, and Rs 41.5 lakh with the Wired Package. Keep that credit card handy!
The Carbon Edition builds on the already potent (and fun) package that the Cooper S is. Under the little bonnet lies a 2.0-litre turbo petrol motor that's known to be quite a racket. The biggest update is the JCW Tuning Kit, which bumps up the power to 210PS and 300 Nm. The added power lets it clock 0-100kmph slightly faster - in just 6.5 seconds.The party piece is a Bluetooth-controlled exhaust. A remote lets you open up the valves on the carbon-fibre-tipped twin exhausts, so that the motor gets a vocal exercise. Pretty neat!
Other updates specific to the Carbon Edition include racing stripes and decals, 17-inch alloy wheels, a JCW bodykit and JCW Sport steering wrapped in leather. The standard Carbon Edition will sport a 6.6-inch screen for the infotainment whereas the Wired package gets the 8.8-inch display with a touchpad controller.
Of course, other Mini elements remain unchanged. With the Carbon Edition, the term 'pocket rocket' is a tad too literal. We've loved the Mini for its tack sharp handling and the immensely responsive motor, and this one promises to be even better. Quite the deal, then?