Journalists captured a new version of the “charged” Mini JCW GPApril 23, 2019
Under the hood, the British novelty will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine produced by BMW, the power of which can be 302 hp. Official car sales will start in 2020.
The new “spy” video gives an idea about a pair of Mini John Cooper Works GP models – high-performance versions of a British kid. Cars were spotted on the Nürburgring race track. One of the cars lacks camouflage and body modifications, but it still makes an aggressive sound, which suggests that this prototype may just be a test mule for evaluating the modified powerplant of the new product.
Under the hood, as expected, is a version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine produced by BMW, which in the X2 M35i crossover develops power of 302 horsepower.
According to rumors, the new GP can use an 8-speed gearbox with all-wheel drive. Increased brakes should allow this Mini to slow down quickly over several laps.
JCW GP also wears a much more aggressive aerodynamic body kit. It is noteworthy that on the roof of the prototype there is a large rear wing, which is even wider than the body of the car itself. The more aggressive front has larger air inlets to direct air into the brakes and engine compartment. To save weight, many components can be made of carbon fiber.
Expect also the redesigned interior, including heavily reinforced seats. As with previous GP edition models, the rear seats can be removed to lose weight. This means that there is plenty of space behind the front seats.
Mini only plans to collect 3,000 copies of the new GP, and sales of new items will begin in 2020. We do not yet know how these high-performance cars are distributed around the world, but we expect that the high-performance version of the British city kid will be quickly sold out.
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