The forthcoming Mini John Cooper Works GP has been flexing its muscles at the Nürburgring and has broken the record set by its predecessor.
A hot-hatch war is underway and Mini has dropped a bomb called the John Cooper Works GP.
In 2012, the Mini JCW GP lapped the ‘ring in 8:23.04. Now, the forthcoming JCW GP, which is seen here in disguised prototype form, has shaved off the fat with Mini saying that its most powerful and fastest Mini to date has shattered the 8-minute barrier at the 24 Hours Nürburgring pre-race program this past weekend. What’s more, further tests have yet to be completed, so this result is indeed promising. BMW Blog reported that the newcomer completed a lap in 7:56, which is mighty impressive.
See spy shots of the Mini JCW GP
Powered by a turbocharged, 4-cylinder mill that will churn out no less than 220 kW, the JCW GP is expected to bring all the driving thrills to the road with a model-specific suspension and weight-optimised construction. The JCW GP rides on large alloy wheels and features sizable air intakes giving it a purposeful stance. Only 3 000 units will be built and sales are expected to commence in 2020. A full reveal is expected in coming months.