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Mini John Cooper Works GP Offers 218hp and Limited to 2000 Cars Worldwide

 
 
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The new GP will be limited to 2000 units

The original MiniMINI (BMW)MINI (BMW)Germany, 2000 > present15 models
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John Cooper Works GPCooper S with John Cooper Works GP KitMINI (BMW) Cooper S with ...Germany, 2006 > present6 photos
was meant to be a send off for the first generation BMW Mini CooperMINI Gen.1 [50]MINI (BMW) MINI Gen.1 [50]Germany, 2001 > 200822 versions
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by ripping out the rear seats, adding an even stiffer suspension and maxing out power to 218hp and 260Nm of torque. It was limited to just 2000 units worldwide.

BMWBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
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is doing the same thing with the second generation MiniMINI Gen.2 [56]MINI (BMW) MINI Gen.2 [56]Germany, 2007 > 201391 versions
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now. The new Mini Cooper John Cooper Works GPJohn Cooper Works GPMINI (BMW) John Cooper Wo...Germany, 2012 > present12 photos
will debut at the Paris Motor Show and also be limited to a scant 2000 units worldwide.

The new car has the same 218hp as the previous generation but from the new turbocharged engine instead of the previous supercharged unit. The GP only comes with a six-speed manual transmission. Also like the previous car, the rear seats are removed and replaced by a rear strut bar. The new GP also features a new adjustable coilover suspension, larger brakes and four-spoke 17in wheels exclusive to the GP wrapped in super sticky tires. Each corner of the suspension is separately adjustable, and the car can be lowered by up to 20mm. The new car weighs 1,160kg, 60kg more than the previous generation.

The GP accelerates to 100km/h in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 242km/h. BMW tested the car at the Nürburgring where it clocked an 8:23 lap time. That is the same time as a 2006 Porsche BoxsterBoxster SPorsche Boxster SGermany, 2006 > present3 photos
and a second faster than a 2008 SLK 55 AMGSL 55 AMGMercedes-Benz SL 55 AMGGermany, 2006 > present4 photos
, a 2009 BMW X6 MX6 MBMW X6 MGermany, 2009 > present4 photos
and a 2004 Subaru Impreza STIImpreza WRX STiSubaru Impreza WRX STiJapan, 2003 > present1 photo
.

The engine has reinforced pistons, sturdier cylinder head, lightened crankshafts, sodium-filled exhaust valves and higher boost from the turbo. The engine has an overboost function that boosts torque to 280Nm when needed.It uses 7.1l/100km and emits 165g/km of CO2.

The suspension has been completely retuned with new toe and camber settings. It also has six-piston, 330mm brakes in the front and 280mm brakes in the rear. The stability control and traction control systems can be operated separately.

It will only be available in Thunder Grey with red trim. It comes standard with xenon headlights, fog lights and sport body kit including rear diffuser. Inside buyers get Recaro seats and a thick-rimmed steering wheel.

BMW has not yet announced a price for the new Mini GP, but they will be on sale next year. 

Encyclopedia
MINI (BMW)MINI (BMW)
MINIMINI
MINI Gen.2 [56]MINI Gen.2 [56]
John Cooper Works GPJohn Cooper Works GP
Engine
Straight 4
Displacement
98 cu in
Top Speed
150 mph
Transmission
6, Manual
Maximum power
218 hp @ 6000 rpm
Type
Hatchback
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
33.13 US MPG
price
$ 63.081
* based on Portugal prices
annual ownership cost
$ 2.089

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