The top model Mini from the last generation was the JCW GP - a special edition with just 2,000 units. Now it seems history is about to repeat itself as Mini has just unveiled the official details on the new John Cooper Works GP, described by the company as the fastest Mini ever built: it laps the N rburgring-Nordschleife in 8 min. 23 seconds.
The new John Cooper Works GP will be offered with powertrain, chassis and aerodynamics technology inspired directly by motor sport, but Mini did not announced any specifications just yet. However, they did confirmed it lapped the Nurburgring ring in 8 minutes and 23 seconds - an improvement over the previous GP model by 19 seconds.
On the exterior the new model will be distinguished by large front and rear aprons, striking side skirts, a bespoke roof spoiler and newly developed rear diffuser. This impressive package continues on the interior where the car has the rear seats removed in order to get a more racing appearance.
The new model will go on sale later this year in a limited run of 2,000 units.
UPDATE 09/04/2012: When Mini unveiled the JCW GP, they didn’t announce the car’s full specifications, but today, a leaked document has solved that problem. In Euro specs, the new JCW GP delivers a total of 218 HP and a peak torque of 191 lbs-ft. The car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds and can hit a top speed of 150 mph. (MotoringFile)
Mini John Cooper Works GP originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 4 September 2012 17:00 EST.