A hot hatch, but without a roof

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The new Mini John Cooper Works Convertible is quick in a straight line, with direct steering providing grip and stability

Mini brings an open-topped hot hatch to the market with its John Cooper Works Convertible

The John Cooper Works brand, now owned by BMW and used extensively on modern day Minis, probably doesn’t mean much to most buyers, but it’s apt that the JCW name is applied to the fastest of the series production models, as, arguably, John Cooper was as responsible for how we perceive Minis today as Alec Issigonis, the inventor of the first Mini in the 1950s, was.

Issigonis designed the Mini to be affordable,...

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