Top five Minis of all time

James Batchelor

This week Autoblog reported on the launch of the fastest ever Mini going into production. The new John Cooper Works GP can reach 150mph and the Mini Plant in Oxford will build only 2,000 of them.

But the new GP isn't the only exceptional Mini. Ignoring the fact the firm has a strange addiction to producing a new special edition named after a London suburb every five minutes, we've delved deeper into the brand's history to pick our five favourite special Minis.