MINI has always been the “little engine that could.” Over 50 years ago, John Cooper, a legend in the racing world, saw the potential in the MINI. Its wide stance and transverse engine meant it could be a “Giant Killer” on the track. Cooper tweaked its engine and brakes – then drove the nimble, fast creation to victory.
Since, the MINI Cooper has won virtually every prestigious international racing award. Another feather in its cap: the MINI John Cooper Works was just named “Sportiest Import.”
German publication Sport Auto asked its readers to vote on their favorite pick for sporty performance vehicles. The magazine presented readers with 25 categories and some 235 models. MINI took the prize with 28.2 percent of the vote in the category of Best Small Imported Car. The gutsy British make is a worldwide favorite; not only does it capture attention with its distinctive go-kart styling, but it has the performance chops to thrill adventure-seeking drivers.
The MINI John Cooper Works is available in several models, from the two-door hardtop to the maximized MINI JCW Clubman All4. The base (two-door hardtop) features a TwinPower Turbo that generates 228 spirited horses and 235 ft-lbs of torque. It’ll power you from 0 to 60 in 5.9 seconds. Added to this is an upgraded transmission, sport suspension, enhanced brake ducts, and an aerodynamic spoiler.
With sports seats, a contrast stitched steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, sophisticated Anthracite headliner, fully body aero kit, and contrasting roof and mirrors, the JCW looks as sporty as it drives.
If you are looking for a new MINI for sale, consider the award-winning John Cooper Works models. Fast and fleet, they put the joy back in driving. Visit Braman for more information – and for a test drive you won’t soon forget.