MINI John Cooper Works GP

Posted: May 14, 2012 by The Car Spy in MINI, New Cars
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Just as the print is drying on the last press release for the latest addition to the MINI range along comes another announcement from parent BMW for yet another MINI marvel.

This one however is a Limited Edition run of 2000 known as the John Cooper Works GP and was shown in public for the first time at Le Castellet in France during the MINI United Festival.

The JCW GP claims to be the most overtly sporting MINI ever produced to be sold to the general public – there have been of course some seriously mental MINI’s over the decades none of which would ever have been allowed on public roads. Today you can buy a particularly insane MINI from ZCars that will get you from 0-60 in 3.4 seconds but you really need a track for that little monster!

The new GP is no slouch though and it managed to scamper round the Nordschleife in a highly respectable 8 minutes 23 seconds. No specific power outputs have been revealed by the company yet but an exclusive powertrain and chassis are a major part of the design changes that make this MINI GP so special. Oh and it comes with the rear seat removed futher authenticating the seriousness of its race-track development programme.

Official pricing details have not been announced yet but it is quite likely that the GP will command a serious premium over the ‘standard’ JCW. Looking forward to driving one anyway!

For further information regarding the MINI JCW GPor any other MINI variant contact The Car Spy on 01732 760699 or email

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