The hardcore Mini John Cooper Works GP is making its official debut at the Los Angelas Motor Show and it has been confirmed for the South African market in 2020!
The camouflage has come off and so have the boxing gloves. The Mini JCW GP is ready to fight!
This is Mini’s fastest and most powerful car ever and it thumps out 225 kW and 450 Nm of torque from its twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. An 8-speed Steptronic transmission with an integrated differential lock ensures brisk acceleration with Mini claiming a zero to 100 kph sprint time of 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 265 kph. The JCW GP is a potent front-wheel-drive car, like the Honda Civic Type R, but offers 50 Nm more torque and is 0.6 seconds quicker to 100 kph, which is rather significant because the Type R is very, very fast...
Its impressive performance is matched with striking bodywork which includes a large roof spoiler which aids in increasing downforce, a model-specific front apron with a blackband spoiler lip and large air intakes and modified flared wheel arches made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) which give the car an aggressive and purposeful stance.
The sportiness continues on the inside with 2 sports seats in Dinamica/leather combination with silver sides and red seams. A GP badge is seen underneath the integrated headrests and red seat belts add further colour to the cabin. The vehicle number is seen on the passenger-side trim and the driver wields a JCW leather steering wheel with the rim finished in Nappa leather with a metal centre marking and 3D printed metal shift paddles.
Only 3 000 Mini JCW GP’s will be produced at Mini’s plant in Oxford and customer deliveries are expected to start in March 2020. The JCW GP has been confirmed for South Africa in Q3 of 2020 but it will be offered in limited numbers and pricing has yet to be confirmed. We will keep you updated!