“The new MINI John Cooper Works GP is currently completing set-up runs on the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife as part of its series development process.”
Early this year, MINI teased their 2020 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works GP with a series of images and a promise that: if anyone who gets the chance to take a seat in one of these exclusive, extremely athletic cars can look forward to pure driving fun and uncompromising race feeling. Now, motoring fans around the world enjoyed views of the prototype MINI John Cooper Works GP at the 24-hour race at Nurburgring this past weekend.
The 2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP at the race was joined by two previous generations GPs produced in limited units of 2000 each. They carried out demo runs together with the 2006 MINI Cooper S kitted with John Cooper Works GP looks. From this demonstration, MINI reignited genes of a top-class athlete that is uncompromisingly focused on extreme driving pleasure – a principle that is taken to an even higher level by the new MINI John Cooper Works GP.
MINI Cooper’s John Cooper Works GP will be produced next year in a limited run of 3000 units to be sold globally. In the heart of the GP will be a high-revving engine with model-specific suspension combined with racing expertise from the JCW house. Its weight is optimised and aerodynamic properties complete the extreme athlete model. The 4-cylinder engine produces 220kW and features MINI’s TwinPower Turbo technology with a captivating sound. The small but capable manage to push the imminent MINI John Cooper Works GP around Green Hell at times just less than 8 minutes beating the 8:23 time set by its predecessor.
Watch the MINI John Cooper Works GP in action at the Green Hell below.