Subsequent 12 months we’ll get to drive essentially the most highly effective MINI hatch ever made: the MINI John Cooper Works GP. Teased greater than a 12 months in the past for the primary time, the brand new GP mannequin will observe within the footsteps of the vehicles that got here earlier than it and has a few methods up its sleeves. Earlier than we get to see official photographs of it although, a few photographs with the automotive undisguised have already been posted on-line.
They arrive courtesy of Shmee’s Fb web page and present the automotive with out camo with some actually aggressive aero on the skin. That’s one thing we anticipated, to be trustworthy, as spy movies taken earlier than confirmed the automotive carrying quite a lot of the stuff the Idea introduced alongside. You possibly can discover the large splitter up entrance in addition to the modified wheel arches and the large wing on the again.
All of these are supposed to assist out at excessive velocity and this factor is sure to achieve them in a rush. The MINI John Cooper Works GP will get the brand new 2-liter petrol Four-cylinder turbocharged engine from vehicles just like the BMW M135i or Clubman JCW. Meaning it’ll have 306 PS at its disposal together with 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. All of that might be despatched to the entrance wheels and put down in a rush because of a sensible restricted slip differential.
MINI additionally claims the automotive may have model-specific suspension expertise, weight-optimized development and exactly outlined aerodynamic properties. Sadly, solely three,000 of those mad hatches might be made so that you may need to hurry up if you would like one.
Pricing will in all probability be prohibitive too however this might very nicely be on its technique to changing into the quickest FWD automotive on the Nurburgring.