AutoWeek can exclusively report the amount Mini wants to receive for the most powerful model in its stable: the Mini John Cooper Works GP.
Mini added its sportiest model to its portfolio to date in November last year: the John Cooper Works GP. AutoWeek can exclusively report what it will cost up to 3,000 hot hatch worldwide.
The Mini John Cooper Works GP has a starting price of € 61,900 in the Netherlands. This makes it considerably more expensive than the regular John Cooper Works (JCW) version that costs at least € 46,045. The price difference is not only justified by the more aggressively dressed coach of the John Cooper Works GP.
Whereas the regular JCW has a 231 hp strong heart, the John Cooper Works GP gets the 306 hp and 450 Nm strong variant of the 2.0 under the hood that the brand in that form also hangs in the JCW versions of the Clubman and Countryman . With this the John Cooper Works GP shoots in 5.2 counts to a speed of 100 km / h. Its top speed is 265 km / h. Although the regular JCW version of the three-door Mini can also be supplied with a manual gearbox, you can only opt for an eight-speed automatic transmission in the John Cooper Works GP. Another big difference with the regular versions: the John Cooper Works GP is a two-seater and therefore has to do without a rear seat.
The JCW GP has, among other things, adapted cooling, a heavy exhaust system, a harder chassis, a larger track width and Dynamic Chassis Control that has been expanded with a GP mode in which the hot lightning shows its wildest side. An adapted and extra powerful braking system should be able to calm down the Mini John Cooper Works GP again. The coach is made stiffer and a small digital display is placed behind the steering wheel. The JCW GP will be at Dutch dealers in March.