No clutter. No excess weight. The MINI John Cooper Works GP is stripped to the max for maximum acceleration and agility. Dampers, stabilisers and springs have been especially developed and tuned to the vehicle’s handling characteristics. And with its wider track width and 10mm lower-than-standard suspension it exudes pure power and performance. It’s a rebel. But with a very definite cause.
Our designers have taken things to the ultimate extreme. Resplendent in Racing Grey, complemented by Melting Silver contrast roof and mirror caps, the MINI John Cooper Works GP makes a confident statement. Edges and lines are precise and sharp. While powerful design elements like the large front apron, side skirts and roof spoiler accentuate the exterior to create a formidable presence.
MINI thrills. turbocharged.
The fastest, most powerful MINI ever built hasn’t come from nowhere. Our engineers enjoy challenges. They leave their comfort zones. MINI John Cooper Works GP embodies a rich racing heritage that stretches back over five decades. Its 2.0 litre, 306 HP 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with an outstanding 450 Nm torque delivers an impressively powerful performance. Because enough is never enough.
Add to the mix the 8-speed automatic transmission with limited slip differential and you have maximum acceleration, grip and agility. The sporty, 3D-printed metal shift paddles allow you to control shifting in style. A performance-engineered air intake system that lets the engine breathe easier. A second external cooler is on hand to optimise engine cooling and power output. And by modifying the acoustic insulation material, we’ve reduced weight further to enhance performance. Indulge in outstanding handling and pure exhilaration – at your fingertips.
Signature EXTErior highlights.
The commanding MINI John Cooper Works GP rear spoiler in Racing Grey and Chili Red isn’t just a pretty adornment. It gives you that extra aerodynamic edge, reduces drag and exerts downward pressure that keeps your MINI John Cooper Works GP firmly grounded on the road.
Ready for the street and track these 18-inch light alloy wheels are the lightest 18" wheels ever made for a MINI. The weight-optimised, forged rims are manufactured using latest strengthening technology and are fitted with Hankook sports tyres. They boast a striking four spoke design and GP centre cap. The 4-piston, red fixed-calliper brakes provide you with all the stopping power you need for tight turns and fast changes of pace. Feel the tyres grip the asphalt. Rein in that power. And you’ll be hooked. Wheel size: 8J x 18. Tyre size: 225/35 R18.
Low, wide and ferociously poised, the distinctive front bumper is defined by the growling black grille mesh and menacing bonnet scoop. The headlights encased in black housing magnify its assertiveness. And the large air intakes in the front bumper cool the powerful engine and the brakes to ensure they operate at maximum performance levels. We’ve furnished these with Chili Red highlights, of course.
The rear bumper features a specially tailored diffuser. This enhances the downward force of your MINI and helps increase grip on the road. This enables the MINI John Cooper Works GP to cut through the air cleaner and boost its performance. Just in case you’re wondering, there is no rear wiper. We’d rather save weight and facilitate airflow to further reduce drag.
This 90 mm twin-pipe sports exhaust system made from premium grade stainless steel doesn’t just look the part – the low-frequency growl that’s emitted sounds ferocious, too. So dial up the volume, amp up the adrenaline and savour the intense pleasure of the pulse-pumping power that awaits you behind the wheel. It’ll leave you speechless. It’ll leave everyone else well behind, but at least they get to see it.
You have an eye for the unique. A taste for the less conventional. You’ll love these quality racing decals in Chili Red designed to perfectly complement the stunning Racing Grey body colour of your MINI John Cooper Works GP. The dynamic design gets the message over loud and clear. You’ve unleashed the racer in you.
Crafted to satisfy the most discerning of eyes and the nimblest of fingers, we’ve crafted exclusive 3D-printed paddle shifters to make acceleration a whole new experience. Mounted on the steering column and emblazoned with the distinctive GP logo they enhance the race track feeling by allowing even faster changes up and down the gears.
Enjoy lightning-fast, seamless transaction between the gears with this precision-tuned, 8-speed automatic transmission. It features a Torsen (torque sensing) limited slip differential that improves handling and dynamics. You can change gears using the gear shift lever or the 3D-printed shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel.
We might have reduced everything to the minimum so you can focus just on driving, but you’ll still discover subtle trimmings and design elements inside. Premium cockpit technology makes driving as convenient as it is thrilling. The digital instrument cluster consists of a 5.5" colour screen, resplendent in a sumptuous Black Panel design, that nestles neatly behind the steering wheel. This is perfectly complemented by the high-resolution touchscreen in the centre of the dash. All instruments are located at eye level and set the mood for every breathtaking drive.
The darkened colour of the interior creates a purist racing mood that matches the stripped-down minimalism. Tension, however, is created by design highlights such as the 3D-printed passenger side decor fascia that also displays your unique MINI John Cooper Works GP number. The Matt Black decor on the driver side continues the spirit of contrast.
Crafted from the finest Walknappa leather with Chili Red accent stitching, the MINI John Cooper Works GP steering wheel is your host for your most-used functions. The metal-clip centre marking at the top provides a further motor-sport accent and helps you focus on your line of driving. With that go-kart feeling in your hand, this GP specific steering wheel gives you the perfect grip so you can take every corner like a pro – and stay steady as you floor it on the open road.
There’s no seat at the back to save weight. But the spirit of contrast is continued by a striking red load protection bar that underlines MINI John Cooper Works’ athletic strength and racing credentials. This is complemented by the rear side panels that proudly bear an integrated GP logo.
Get in and stand out. The MINI John Cooper Works GP sports seats combine the premium comfort of leather/dinamica upholstery, an integrated headrest and racing functionality. They provide optimal lateral support when you take the curves – and put you in full control of the power at your feet.
Check out these great MINI John Cooper Works GP wallpapers to help bring the track to your day. Android users can also customise the way their devices sound with a special MINI John Cooper Works GP ringtone.