Fastest ever Mini hits the road
If you like your Minis fast and furious, you're in luck – the car maker has just released details of its quickest ever model!
The new John Cooper Works GP – limited to just 2,000 units – boasts 215bhp, will be able to hit 150mph and can crack 60mph in just six seconds.
To help scrub off all that speed, the hot Mini features an uprated braking system, and there's a set of 17-inch unique alloys and sports tyres to aid cornering grip and agility.
And for the first time in a Mini, GP owners will be able to set-up the car to their preference thanks to adjustable coil suspension. Ride height can be lowered too by up to 20mm making it a perfect track-day tool.
Unlike other Minis, the GP also features revised traction control. The sporty model comes with a "GP Racing Mode" which allows the inside wheel to be braked during hard cornering but doesn't cut engine power.
The GP weighs just 1,160kg – one of the best in its class – and tests at the Nurburgring's fearsome North Loop revealed the stripped-out GP is supercar-rapid – it set an impressive lap time of just 8m 23s.
Fuel economy isn't bad either – it returns 39.8mpg on the combined cycle, and CO2 emissions of 165g/km.
However, the bad news is of those 2,000 cars we mentioned earlier, only 200 will be available in the UK.