MINI today announced that next year, it will be unleashing its most powerful road legal model yet - the John Cooper Works GP.
Powered by MINI’s TwinPower Turbo powertrain, the JCW GP, which will be kicking out more than 300 hp, will be produced in a limited number of just 3,000 units for worldwide sale.
Presented for the first time in Frankfurt in September 2017, the MINI JCW GP comes with many unique features like the large front and rear aprons, a striking roof spoiler, and the extensive use of lightweight materials.
According to MINI, the design study picked up where the previous two John Cooper Works GP production models left off.
Serial production development of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP is now entering its crucial phase – namely on the race track, where whole-vehicle testing is set to be carried out in the coming months.
It is said that the suspension developed specifically for this model will be precisely adapted to the exceptionally high output of the new engine.
While the Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap time achieved by the outgoing 2012 model, which was limited to only 2,000 units was 8:23 minutes, MINI expects the upcoming model to do it even quicker.
The demand for the previous JCW GP models was so high that MINI actually released a John Cooper Works GP Kit for the Cooper S, which has since become much-coveted collector’s items.
So, it is no surprise that the new model is already being keenly anticipated by fans of the MINI and John Cooper Works brands.