Design legend Paul Smith has had a long relationship with MINI starting with the iconic Paul Smith classic Mini from the 90s. Recently he electrified a Classic Mini and turned an F56 MINI Cooper SE into the MINI Strip. But now Smith and MINI are partnering on their most ambitious collaboration and bringing a new Paul Smith MINI to the masses via a full production run. But what MINI will it be, and when will we likely see it? While we don’t have photos yet (what you see above is a wild guess), we do have a few answers.

The Paul Smith designed MINI Strip Concept.

Sources tell MotoringFile to expect the Paul Smith Edition to be based on the petrol-powered F66 and not the electric J01. It will also not follow the extreme minimalism of the Strip concept. Instead, it will reportedly leverage Smith’s iconic design sense and MINI’s bold new design language to create something that feels unique and modern.

The original Paul Smith Edition classic Mini

While we have no confirmation on other models, it’s also possible that the special edition could eventually be offered on the F65 five door and F67 convertible given that they’re all made in Oxford.

While the full picture of the Paul Smith Edition has yet to come into focus, we know that it will feature several exclusive details. Outside it will have a Nottingham Green roof, unique alloy wheels and unique badging. Inside look for unique Vescin/textile seats and an exclusive textile dash and door design.

The Paul Smith Edition MINI will go into production at Oxford on July 1, 2026. But you won’t have to wait until then for more info. Check back with MotoringFile in the coming months for updates.