Auto Trader verdict:
The Mini Convertible is the UK’s favourite soft-top, but the JCW version is likely to sell in very low volumes, so if you do take the plunge, at least you’ll be keeping some pretty exclusive company. That aside, however, we struggle to justify the premium over other open-top Minis. Yes, the JCW is quick; yes, it’s a hoot on the right roads; and, yes, it looks and sounds great. Trouble is, you can say much the same about the less powerful, more affordable, more comfortable versions.