Bertone to Build Limited-Edition Mini

Automotive News Europe is reporting Italian design and engineering firm Bertone will build a high-performance Mini Cooper. The limited-edition model will be upclocked to around 225hp, or 15hp more than a Cooper S fitted with Mini's John Cooper Works Package. No word on a US version, but we'd wait on pawning the coin collection for now. [Update: Check out Motoring File's take. The US could see a version for $30,000.]

[via Autoblog.it]

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