- Fastest MINI ever built
- Race-tuned engine developing 160 kW
- Track-ready adjustable coil over suspension and high performance brakes
- 30 cars confirmed for Australia from global production of just 2000 units
- Priced at $56,900 and arriving in Australia early 2013
MINI Australia today announced pricing and specification for its new limited edition MINI JCW GP and indicated that limited production for Australia is selling fast.
MINI Australia General Manager, Kai Bruesewitz said that with only 30 cars due to make their way down under, demand has been huge and most are already spoken for.
“Judging by customer reactions to date the MINI JCW GP is set to become an instant collector’s item,” said Mr Bruesewitz.
“Designed and built with performance and race track suitability in mind, this limited edition MINI JCW GP has been reworked from the ground up with years of racing heritage know-how from the John Cooper Works engineers,” he said.
Having lapped the iconic Nurburgring in 8:23 minutes, the MINI JCW GP is the fastest production MINI ever produced.
The light-weight MINI JCW GP features a 160kW race-tuned engine and traction control system with a specific “GP” mode, as well as a bespoke racing suspension and braking system.
The astonishing performance of the state-of-the-art 1.6 litre, four cylinder engine is a result of the cutting edge engineering package and extensive technology transfer from the world of motor sport. Highlights include reinforced cylinder head and pistons, sodium filled exhaust valves and lightweight crankshaft which help the excellent revving capability, whilst Twin-scroll turbo charging, direct petrol injection and fully variable valve control optimises engine responsiveness and efficiency.
A unique aerodynamics package, including underbody panelling to reduce drag, and a carbon rear wing improving down force over the rear axle, also gives the GP edition an unmistakable road-presence.
The driver and co-driver are treated to heated leather Recaro seats with red stitching and a special knee roll for bracing against during spirited driving.
The singularity of purpose of the MINI JCW GP is reflected in the fact that there is just one specification of this limited edition model which cannot be modified or added to, which includes the exclusive Thunder Grey metallic paintwork.
“The appeal for hot-hatch aficionados and track day racers will mean the GP edition won’t sit in showrooms for long so interested customers should move quickly,” said Bruesewitz.
MINI JCW GP $56,900