2012 Mini John Cooper Works GP review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 6 September 2012 , 04:09:25 byDan

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Mini John Cooper Works GP

Finally new photos of the new model Mini developed, the John Cooper Works GP, are here. Until now, the carmaker only revealed information on their achievements, but no visual aids. Now, they offer images and extra information, all for the delight of the fans and enthusiasts. Apparently, the new model has a more powerful turbocharged engine in comparison with its predecessor, a new chassis and improved aerodynamics.

Under the hood, the two seat model hides a 1.6-liter turbocharged unit capable of developing 215 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. To send the output to the wheels, the engineers have offered a 6-speed manual transmission. This amount of power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and to reach a top speed of 242 km/h. When it comes to fuel consumption, the new Mini John Cooper Works GP reaches 7.1 liters/km and the CO2 emission level was established at 165 g/km.

The specialists also offered a high performance brake system with six-piston fixed-caliper discs to handle the extra power, and to send it to the roar, the new model features 17-inch wheels covered in 215/40 R17 sports tires offered by Kumho. The exterior is painted in a very special exclusive Thunder Grey metallic. Red accents were offered for the exterior mirror caps, the side air intakes in the front apron and also for the edging round the bonnet opening. The engineers also offered a bespoke aero kit that includes larger front and rear aprons, a rear diffuser, roof spoiler and last, but not least, side skirts.

For the interior, the new John Cooper Works GP receives Recaro sports seats, leather steering-wheel, gearshift knob with chrome ring and red shift diagram and speedometer dials. The list continues with piano black interior surfaces, door grips and anthracite roof liner. The carmaker will only build 2.000 units and will sell them all around the globe, but the price was not revealed yet.

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