Mini John Cooper Works GP - FrontView

The special-edition Mini known as the Mini John Cooper Works GP was unveiled at the Mini United festival in France, last weekend. This new special-edition will go on-sale later this year with a limited production run of just 2,000 units. It is the fastest Mini ever (only once has there been anything like it, but even that wasn’t as quick).

“Underpinning the performance characteristics of the MINI John Cooper Works GP is exclusive powertrain, chassis and aerodynamics technology inspired directly by motor sport,” Mini said in a statement. “Its twin-scroll turbo engine generates outstanding torque, displays remarkable elasticity and demonstrates a healthy appetite for revs. Specially developed, adjustable race suspension channels this superlative output into spectacular yet precisely controllable handling.”

As far as engine system is concerned, Mini hasn’t confirmed anything yet but reports suggest that power will come from a 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged engine that has been upgraded to make a peak power of 230bhp, slightly higher as compared to the 210 bhp of its fastest predecessor.

Mini John Cooper Works GP - RearView

Moreover, the car will come incorporated with an adjustable race suspension, competition-spec braking system and a race tuned suspension. The company also said that the John Cooper Works GP lapped the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in 8 minutes and 23 seconds – that’s pretty quick.

Stay tune with bharathautos.com for more details on Mini John Cooper Works GP.

 

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