Developed in parallel with the Mini Cooper and released in 1963, the Mini Cooper S featured a 1071 cc engine with a 70.61 mm bore, nitrided steel crankshaft, a strengthened bottom end to allow further tuning, and a larger servo-assisted disc brakes.
British Motor Corporation's (BMC) Competition Department at Abingdon, Oxfordshire built specially prepared Mini Coopers and Cooper Ss to compete in international rallies and other motorsport. This department helped in ensuring the Mini's huge success in motorsport throughout the 1960s, particularly the victories in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967, the 1000 Lakes Rally in 1965, 1966 and 1967, the British Rally Championship in 1962, 1963 and 1970 and the European Rally Championship in 1965 and 1966.
DiRT 3 Edit
The Mini Cooper S is a 60's-class Rally car featured in DiRT 3.
- Monte Carlo
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- Kenwood Racing
- Smith Optics Motorsport
- DC Shoes Race Works
DiRT Rally Edit
|Power||100 bhp @ 6526 rpm|
|Engine||Front / Straight 4|
The Mini Cooper S is a 1960s Rally car featured in DiRT Rally.
- Hella (Fully Loaded Mini Pack exclusive)
- The Mini Cooper S in DiRT Rally has no roof-mounted headlight, unlike it's DiRT 3 version.
- Winning a DiRT Tour event in DiRT 3 with a Mini Cooper S without taking any damage will unlock the Self-Preservation Society achievement. The title of the achievement is a reference to the title song of the 1969 cult film, The Italian Job, which further popularized the Mini Cooper.