The Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) GP intends to do things just a little differently. It is touted as the highest performing model in Mini’s lineup and plans to debut with a price tag of $44,900 plus $850 delivery.
The unique style car will carry an upgraded turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 306 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, with this output going into the front wheels. It is mated to new 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, that is specially integrated to a mechanical differential lock to minimize torque steer.
Besides the Mini Cooper’s aggressive look, it is gifted with flared fenders, outstanding rear fascias, as well as a cool roof spoiler to improve downforce and cooling. This is what makes it different from the standard JCW. The beefier wheel arches come in handy since the GP now has a stiffened suspension that makes it sit inches lower and widens the track. Further tweaks go to the chassis and engine bay, along with the stiffer suspension.
This is a special model GP and the badging outside and inside says as much. There is enhanced sound insulation and just two seats. This car makes use of special 18-inch wheels measured at 20 pounds each, and it can be tuned to any of your favorite colors.
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