Mini is championing the manual transmission with a limited-edition version of its John Cooper Works Hatch.
The ‘1to6 Edition’ is a special-edition vehicle that offers drivers an ‘authentic, unfiltered driving experience’ according to Mini. Just 150 examples will be coming to the UK – out of a total of 999 produced globally – with each one priced at £39,600.
It’s powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 228bhp, resulting in a 0-60mph time of 6.1 seconds. Naturally, it’s available with a six-speed manual transmission – from which the special-edition version takes its name – and stainless steel pedals as standard.
A special bonnet stripe which incorporates a repeated manual transmission graphic runs the whole length of the vehicle, while 1to6 Edition badging features on the c-pillar, side scuttles and at the back of the car.
There’s also plenty of equipment included as standard, such as heated front seats, a reversing camera and ambient lighting as well as front and rear parking sensors. An 8.8-inch infotainment display is fitted as standard too.
The Mini John Cooper Works 1to6 Edition is available to order now and is due to make its public debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hours race on May 20.