The latest limited version of the MINI John Cooper Works is also the fastest MINI ever built. Limited to only 2000 units, the MINI John Cooper Works GP has reportedly lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in 8 min. 23 sec, which is 19 seconds faster than the record set by the previous hottest MINI. How much power the new GP makes is unknown at this stage.
MINI just says the twin-scroll turbo engine generates outstanding torque. So this is more of a teaser and also a chance for us to get a good look at the new model’s visual features. The GP package includes large front and rear aprons, side skirts, rear diffuser with central tailpipes and a roof spoiler.The racing decals and graphics also contribute to the car’s unique looks.
The interior is motorsport-inspired too, with the rear seats removed and rearranged dashboard that focuses on the driver. Other racing features include the full-adjustable suspension and high performance brakes.
The MINI John Cooper Works GP will be unveiled publicly for the first time at Le Castellet in France, during the MINI United festival on May 11-13, 2012. We will bring you the performance figure once MINI released them.