Mini is finally building the John Cooper Works GP
Back in 2017, Mini revealed a wild concept racecar at the Frankfurt Motor Show called the John Cooper Works GP.
Two years later we’re finding out the fun hot hatch concept is coming to reality.
MIni confirmed today the JCW GP racer is going into production in 2020, though it didn’t tell us much more than that.
We can assume the real version will probably add some more power: a nice bump over the 228 hp and 236 lb-ft from the 2.0-liter turbo found in the current JCW would be fabulous.
The wild styling might be toned down a little bit, but we hope not too much, as the concept debuted some awesome details, such as the carbon-fibre add-ons and giant rear wing.
The 19-inch rims will no doubt make it to production, as will the red accents. Inside the JCW GP, the rear seats have been thrown out, along with the door cards and the headliner, to save weight.
Two other JCW specials were built, one for 2006 and one for 2013. Both of them only received a limited production run of 2,000 cars, so we assume the new one might also see a short run. Pricing and performance will hopefully be announced soon, possibly even at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.