The upcoming John Cooper Works GP was testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife this past weekend and being the hottest of Mini’s hot hatches will hit markets in 2020 Second Quater, with z limited 3 000 units set to be produced globally thats 1000 More units than both the R53 JCW GP and the R56 JCW GP!
Mini promises the JCW GP will be special, “weight-optimised” construction and “precisely defined” aerodynamic properties are just a few things that will achieve this. The Wide body is also new to the GP Range, the previous generations only had Aero bumpers, more aggressive rear diffuser and a mini Challenge type rear wing.
We already know the new model will use the BMW Group’s latest turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, offering more than 220 kW (likely similar to the 225 kW/450 N.m outputs of the BMW X2 M35i and new M135i).
That’s enough, says Mini, for the new model to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in less than eight minutes (compared with the preceding model’s time of 8:23 minutes.