MINI John Cooper Works GP – the baddest MINI of them all – has an official Nurburgring lap record of 8 min 23 secs, which is very good for a car of this type, even though nobody knows yet how much horsepower its turbocharged engine makes exactly. Besides the engine upgrade, the GP edition also gets a unique body kit and chassis tweaks.
This teaser trailer shows you some bits and bobs of the lap, which is 19 seconds quicker than what the old version could manange.
Underpinning the performance characteristics of the MINI John Cooper Works GP is exclusive powertrain, chassis and aerodynamics technology inspired directly by motor sport. 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.