BMW is headed to the Paris Motor Show to unveil the latest version of the Mini John Cooper Works, a GP model boasting 218 hp. The special edition will be limited to 2,000 models.
The new Mini packs in all the features of a high-end sports car, including a 218hp engine, individually adjustable coilover suspension, a braking system designed for speedsters and 17 inch wheels made of a light alloy. The diminutive vehicle can turn into a rocket on the track, with a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of just 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 242 km/h (150 mph).
Its 4 cylinder 1.6l engine is coupled with a 6-gear manual transmission, and the average EU test cycle consumption of the MINI John Cooper Works GP was brought down to 7.1 liters/100 km (39.8 mpg imp), corresponding to CO2 emissions of 165 grams per kilometer.
The sports car’s standard specifications include xenon headlights in black shells, foglamps, sun protection glazing, air conditioning, and DSC with special GP mode, according to the press release. The body is painted in the “Thunder Grey metallic” color, with John Cooper Works insignia appearing on the lower air intake and the tailgate.
In the wake of the Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile de Paris) from September 29 to October 14, BMW will launch the production of the Mini John Cooper Works GP, which will be limited to 2,000 units.
The original Mini John Cooper Works is available since the summer in the Countryman, Clubman, Cabrio, Coupé and Roadster versions.