“Evil” kid Mini John Cooper Works GP 2020 sets speed recordsJuly 19, 2020
Mini John Cooper Works GP 2020 – a “charged” version of a miniature British car, was able to complete a full circle of the Nurburgring race track in 8 minutes 03 seconds. But this is not an official check-in.
The 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP was unveiled last November in Los Angeles, USA. Aside from its daring looks, the British city car is the fastest and most powerful production Mini ever built. Under its hood is an upgraded version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 302 horsepower (450 Nm). It is noteworthy that this power is already available from 1750 rpm.
Compared to the standard JCW Mini Cooper, power has increased by 74 hp.
This became possible thanks to the installation of modernized engine parts – in particular, an enlarged intake manifold, a more efficient exhaust system and an improved turbocharger.
More importantly, Mini says the new JCW GP has broken the brand’s previous record at the Nürburgring by 19 seconds. The British brand has yet to release its official check-in time – it only said the car could complete a full circle in less than 8 minutes.
A video of the Mini John Cooper Works GP 2020 high-speed race was posted on Sport Auto’s Youtube channel.With test driver Christian Gebhardt, the car was able to complete a full circle in 8 minutes and 3.86 seconds, which is definitely not better than Mini is claimed, but still faster than the previous 8 minutes and 23 seconds that was installed by the Mini JCW GP in 2013.
The temperature during the test run was not ideal at 27 degrees Celsius. The suspension settings have been set to urban mode rather than set to Sport mode. We assume that these factors may have contributed to the “slow” ride.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Mini has prepared for customers a limited edition Coral Red Edition. The Mini Cooper S with a special body shade and original decor will hit the US market. The circulation of new products will be limited. Whether it is worth waiting for the special Mini Coral Red Edition in other countries has not yet been announced.
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