Mini Cooper S Cabriolet: The fun goes on

Andrew Hopkins

For many, the Mini continues to be a cult lifestyle vehicle in compact format for fresh air aficionados. Visually, little has changed about the Mini Cabriolet, but Mini cognoscenti will recognise the changed shape of the headlights, as well as the air inlets, aprons and rear lights. Beneath the neat bonnet, however, there lurks any amount of technical innovation. The Cooper S Cabriolet zips up from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 secs and with 175bhp, the powerful four-cylinder turbo engine promises a top speed of 138mph (222km/h).