Seriously, I’ve seen a Cooper S on the road a few times, now, and this car certainly looks better on the road than it comes across in pictures. Sure you can ponder the imponderables, such as “what is the point?”, but why bother. Of all the dull boxes that it was weaving among, it was easily the most striking, fun and, wait for it, interesting car on the road.
I might even be partial to a Cooper S All4 myself.
Mind, last night was passed by an all black M6 Gran Coupé and came over all un-necessary.