Mini John Cooper Works GP 2018; Concept, Design, Release Date
Mini John Cooper Works GP 2018 – The British concept, interpretation in the extreme key of the Mini theme, is intended for use on the track. The aerodynamic kit racing is accompanied by a Carthusian work of lightning.
Debut in Frankfurt Auto Show
Extreme as never before, bad to the point of annihilating the versions JCW GP series, made in a limited edition in 2006 and 2012, and intended exclusively for use on the track. The concept Mini John Cooper Works GP, presented during the Frankfurt Motor Show, is the ultimate expression of the British brand’s racing soul.
Mini John Cooper Works GP Engine Specs
The John Cooper Works GP is a car that does not accept compromises. The body kit, specifically, is born for the track and proposes a strong “recipe” of roadways enlarged with respect to the standard, wing biplane with monster dimensions, adjustable splitter, lightened interiors and generous recourse to carbon. The number 0059, visible both outside the car and in the cockpit, evokes the birth year of the original Mini, ie 1959. Under the technical profile, the English House opted for the utmost secrecy. It is however predictable that, under the skin, pulses the usual 4-cylinder turbo petrol 2.0. A unit that uses the TwinPower Turbo technology, i.e. turbocharging by exhaust gas turbocharger, direct fuel injection, variable valve timing both suction side and exhaust side and continuous control of the valves similar to the BMW Valvetronic. A propeller that, for the occasion, could deliver more than 300 hp.
Mini John Cooper Works GP Interior
The adoption of the rollbar involves the removal of the small sofa, while the monocoque carbon seats are accompanied by a plank similar to the original but without the tunnel. A characteristic linked to the transmission that relies exclusively on the paddle at the wheel. Equally out of the box is the instrumentation, since the digital dashboard is accompanied by the head-up display, able to project on the windshield all the information useful to the pilot. The GP package completes the lowered trim and 19-inch alloy wheels with a specific design.