The company fully unveiled the special version of the John Cooper Works (JCW) GP is the most powerful and fast performance hatchback. The British firm has confirmed that under the hood of new items will be placed 306-strong “turboservice”, familiar from the BMW X2 M35i.
Acceleration from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in front wheel drive MINI JCW GP takes 5.2 seconds and top speed of 265 kilometers per hour. For comparison: all-wheel drive wagon MINI Clubman JCW with the same 2.0-liter engine and similar vosmidiapazonnym “automatic” Steptronic need 4.9 seconds, but his “maximum speed” is limited at around 250 kilometers per hour.
To features version GP applies built-in locking differential, heavy-duty suspension and front brakes chetyrehporshnevye. As with other JCW models, programs can be switched paddles. The round trip time for Nurburgring, the JCW GP isn’t announced yet, but it is known that the novelty rides “Northern loop” faster than eight minutes – a similar time showed, for example, the BMW M5 Competition of the previous generation.
Externally, the modification of GP is easy to learn for aerodynamic bodykit that includes a bunk rear wing, massive overlays on wheel arches, new diffuser, an aggressive bumper with large air intakes and a hood with slits. In addition, the limited performance highlights extra color with inscriptions GP and red accents, 18-inch chetyrehrjadnye rims and low profile Hankook tires 225/35 R18.
The interior of the JCW GP is the “normal” line of MINI John Cooper Works double cabins – behind the front chairs and a bright red beam that increases the stiffness of the body. The rest of the difference is due to strokes: GP logos on the floor mats, rocker arms, seats and front panel, silver insert on the steering wheel rim in the “twelve o’clock”. Equipment close to the maximum: the JCW GP digital instrument panel, dual zone climate control and advanced infotainment complex. No, except that the electrically adjustable seats.
The company MINI has confirmed that the JCW GP edition will be limited to 3000 copies. For comparison, a 218-horsepower hot hatchback first and second generation sold 2000 cars in 2006 and 2012 respectively. Production of new items will begin next year, and the first customers will receive the car in March 2020.
The starting price of the MINI JCW GP – 45 $ 750. In North America is comparable coupe BMW M240i with three-liter “turbosystems” capacity of 340 horsepower.