I saw a Goodwood at the local Mini Dealer I go to. The interior is beautiful. I noted the lack of the air intake on the bonnet with the turbocharged motor. The one I saw didn't have a sunroof either. The car really stands out! Stunning!
I should hope so, its twice the price of a normal one, bit of a *** if you didnt really notice anything different I guess.
I have seen pictures of one and they are very nice, you need put your best suit on or your best torn and ripped designer jeans to drive it though.
And of course being half Rolls Royce it might never go wrong either well the airbag/seat bit anyway.
Lets answer one question and put a misconception to bed.
The Bonnet scoop is only decorative anyway it is a left over from the Supercharged cars days when there was a top mount inter-cooler. I like the look without the scoop anyway.
The Goodwood also doesn't have the flappy paddles on the steering wheel. I was a bit surprised by that. It has the sport button and you can move the gear stick over for manual mode.
I hear and read a lot that the Goodwood is twice the price of a Cooper S. It is a lot more expensive than a base Cooper S. However you need to compare apples with apples here. Take a Cooper S and add the same list of options fitted to the Goodwood. Suddenly the price difference isn't that great. The price difference between a fully optioned Cooper S and the Goodwood actually makes the Goodwood a pretty good deal for what get.
I paid $75k on the road for the Goodwood a Cooper S with similar options is $63k before on roads. That is not a huge difference that some try say it is.
Wow! The Goodwood I saw here in Houston stickers at $52,000. You cannot get the Goodwood interior, exclusive to the Goodwood, in an S. Other than special paint and wheels it's the interior that really sets it apart. Every door panel, inserts, dashboard, etc is in beautiful leather. Exclusive headliner and carpeting, the interior is stunning! A loaded cooper s runs around $34-35K.
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