MINI’s John Cooper Works GP takes advantage of a mythical concept that nobody ever thought would really come to pass. The stunning concept look was originally unveiled in 2017. It’s been updated and worked on ever since. The concept was so aggressively new that enthusiasts and onlookers alike thought it was too ahead of its time. Turns out they were wrong. The 2020 MINI Cooper may be the most talked about release the maker’s ever created.
First thing’s first: the new John Cooper Works GP will be the most powerful MINI ever made. The front-wheel drive car will be powered by a 2-liter, 4-cylinder delivering 300 horsepower. This is the same engine that BMW calls its most powerful 4-cylinder ever. It powers the BMW X2 M35i, a nimble crossover with coupe-like power and handling.
Current John Cooper Works models start with a 228 horsepower engine. That’s been plenty, but there’s always been a dream of a MINI with speed and acceleration that goes beyond this.
Joining Speed with Famous Agility
In a 2020 MINI Cooper, that 300 horsepower combined with the model’s already famed agility is going to be even more jaw-dropping. MINI’s developing a new suspension specifically to handle the raw power this 300 horsepower engine brings. Everything is built around the speed it can deliver – aerodynamics and braking are expected to be top-notch. The inevitable YouTube videos of the new GP performing maneuvers only a MINI can ought to be out of this world.
Your Window of Opportunity
MINI knows just how anticipated this car will be. That’s why they’re only making 3,000 of the new John Cooper Works GP. Every time this line’s seen a model, it was sold out before it even technically launched.
This will be a car built for escape – from the everyday world as you zoom down a winding country road, or in a race as you widen the gap between those who follow. With such a limited run, just make sure the John Cooper Works GP doesn’t escape from you.