These are the first photos of the MINI Convertible with the optional aero kit and checkered mirror covers. Also seen for the first time in these photos are the R99 double-spoke 17″ x 7″ wheels. Form the looks of things it would seem that they will be lighter than the ironically named S-lites. No word yet on availability or pricing.

You can check out photos here: 1 / 2 / 3

[Photos courtesy of Stephen]