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Mini John Cooper Works GP detailed

The full specifications and statistics of the Mini John Cooper Works GP – the fastest Mini ever – has been revealed.

Set to hit showrooms this November, the car is particularly eye-catching due to the modifications that have been done on the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

BMW Mini has tweaked the motor to offer direct injection, with the result being maximum torque of 191lb ft for the front wheels. However, this can be pushed up to 206lb ft for short periods thanks to a nifty overboost feature.

The stats continue to impress when drivers take into account that the Mini John Cooper Works GP can reach 62mph from rest in just 6.3 seconds.

A trip to a racetrack will also allow people the opportunity to tap into the car's blistering top speed of 150mph.

It is not just power where the new Mini excels, however. Step inside the vehicle and drivers will notice that BMW Mini has chosen to forget about rear seating for this particular model.

Instead, the fastest Mini yet comes with a pair of Recaro front seats, which come complete with sports-styled stitching and badges.

Mini spokesman Sarah Heaney said: "We showed a concept version of the car in May and it prompted a massive social media discussion and that has continued even though most people have not seen the car.

"There is a big community of Mini enthusiasts who have been waiting for this car and we expect there to be a lot of interest."

Drivers who are interested in the Mini John Cooper Works GP should make note that only 2,000 models are being planned for production though, so it is likely to prove a very competitive vehicle.

In the meantime, car enthusiasts can expect more details of the vehicle to be revealed when it is officially introduced at the Paris Motor Show on September 29th.

Posted by Sebastian Turkenburg


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