Standing out from the crowd, the Purple Silk MINI Convertible from Lauren Hayball

‘’What brings out the best in us? Like any competitor in an arena, it’s a desire to be better than before! This passion for excellence without equal is something you’ll notice every time you get behind the wheel of a MINI John Cooper Works. You’ll feel like a champion on every road.’’ – MINI

As we enter into the summer months, the warm weather and longer evening’s mean we get to enjoy the outdoors that little bit more. And what better way to experience this beautiful weather than to get the roof down on a very unique JCW MINI Convertible.

Only 1 of 10

This gorgeous JCW Convertible is 1 of 10 in its colour in the UK, aptly named ‘Purple Silk’. The colour itself is one of a range called ‘Individual colours’ and I have to say, it gets a lot of attention! BMW and MINI UK commission batches of cars to be painted in specific colours and then allocate them to retailers across the country. So sadly there is currently no process to get MINI's painted with Individual colours when ordering a new build. So you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for the beautifully bright and bold models on our social media pages.

What's it got?


As with any JCW, its specification, whether it be standard or an optional extra, is bursting at the seams.

As standard you receive features such as the John Cooper Works sport exhaust for that distinct JCW purr, the John Cooper Works sport steering wheel with multi-function control and the super comfortable JCW sports seats. It also includes your 18inch John Cooper Works Cup Spoke alloys so you’re sure to stand out from the crowd.



Packs Galore


This particular model is also overflowing with optional extras! Equipped with the popular Chili Pack you’ll be kept nice and cool with the automatic dual zone control air conditioning. Rain sensor and automatic headlight activation, floor mats and interior lights pack and everyone’s favourite; rear parking sensors! The MINI Excitement pack is also a snazzy feature within the Chili pack which allows you to customise your LED interior lights with funky colours! On top of that you’ll have the MINI logo projection from the side mirrors when unlocking!

The Tech Pack being one of my favourite features that gives you the Harmon Kardon sound system along with MINI Connected which allows you to connect up your mobile devise and blast out some summer tunes. It also gives you the option to make and receive hands-free phone calls, useful for when you need to tell work you’re stuck in traffic and might be a little late, but in reality, you took the scenic route with the good driving roads… not that I’ve ever done that!

It also has the Media Pack for your navigational needs and enhanced Bluetooth features, something many people heavily rely on these days. With the sat nav’s ease and simplicity of use, it’s excellent when finding your way out of the bustling city and heading on that weekend road trip to the beach with the family or the dog.

Roof Up, Roof Down or Sun Roof?


Although the car is quite obviously a Convertible, you don’t have to settle for the completely up or completely down option that comes with most soft top cars. If you don’t fancy messing up your hair but just as equally don’t want to shut out the sun, you have a secondary option to slide the roof open half way like you would with a sunroof on a hatch. An option I’m quite grateful for considering how long it takes to do my hair! It also boasts to be the fastest electric soft top on the market so you can whip it down when waiting for the lights to change! Also great for our indecisive British weather.

The MINI Convertible Pack compliments the car beautifully giving you a range of what are usually individual added extras all in one neat little pack. The heated seats are great for when you’re feeling daring on those blue sky winter mornings along with the self-explanatory wind deflector. The comfort access system for those who can never find their keys but know they are somewhere in that oversized handbag or that jacket with 23 pockets. And last but not least, the always open timer…just incase you need to check how long you’ve been catching some rays! All these thoughtfully designed features are just a handful I’ve chosen to highlight, rest assured, there’s many more!

Sticks to the road

As for the drive itself? Well it’s a car I’d highly recommend you take for a test drive! Its sporty exterior immediately gives you a feel for what’s to come. It’s beautifully finished MINI Yours Leather interior gives you comfort and class all at the same time. It’s surprisingly roomy boot allows you to pack it to the max with holiday gear or simply your weekly food shop. Most importantly, the car is capable of your everyday needs of travelling from A to B but has the capability of unleashing that go kart racing feel when you need an adrenaline rush.

It’s a little all-rounder with a big attitude that leaves you grinning from ear to ear. This beauty is available at Dick Lovett in Bath so pop in or give the team a ring on 01225 562 734