Back in 2005 MINI released the limited edition John Cooper Works GP, a stripped-down, race-inspired hardtop designed for those craving even more performance from the sporty family of vehicles. Enthusiasts with a need for speed can once again rejoice, as MINI has announced that it will unveil the John Cooper Works GP II this May at the MINI United Festival in France.
While details remain uncertain, rumors about the GP II have circulated among enthusiast blog sites that project the GP II to use a retuned version of the same 1.6 liter turbo engine found in current Cooper S and JCW models. Like the engine in the first GP, the GP II is expected to produce more horsepower than any other MINI available – we estimate the GP II to boast about 220 horses and 220 lb-ft of torque. This high performance, low production GP II should be impressive on the race track as it will feature “racing-oriented suspension technology and exclusive, aerodynamically optimized body components.” Remember the first GP was stripped of rear seats, air conditioning and sound deadening materials to reduce weight for track use.
In fact, MINI’s Dr. Kay Segler has driven the GP II at Nurburgring and has stated on record that the GP II is a full 20 seconds faster than its predecessor. That’s quite impressive. Stay tuned as we stay up to date on announcements regarding the MINI GP II.
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