The MINI is a model that appealed to their initial aesthetic for relanzarse and become a success, a strategy that also used the Fiat 500. The image of “retro” of the iconic british along with the adoption of the new technologies have made it really attractive since MINI switched to the hands of BMW Group. Your passenger compartment and trunk they will not stand out for its breadth, but its dynamic and aesthetic make it really attractive.
And since we mentioned its driving dynamics, this “charming” city has several versions of improved performance that, while probably not one of the fastest cars on circuit, transmit a elevadas dose of sportiness, fun and excitement. The more radical alternatives respond to the name of MINI John Cooper Works GP, and have been launched in the first two generations since the BMW was in the possession of the british brand.
According to feature our fellow Coach, have spoken with Peter Schwarzenbauer, the head of the company about the possibility of seeing a new MINI John Cooper Works GP in the current generation of the model. Schwarzenbauer was limited to answer that “the John Cooper Works GP is an important part of the brand. It has worked well for us in the past and I don’t see why I would do it again in the future”. With these statements left open the door to the MINI JCW GP, and also to our imagination.
The first version of the MINI John Cooper Works GP came to our market in July 2006. Derived from the Cooper S, this variant GP extracted a power of 218 HP from its 1.6 engine gasoline fuel turbocharged. Also received improvements in its chassis, brakes and interior, where gave up the back seats with the goal of saving weight. In 2012 it was presented the second generation of this John Cooper Works GP, returning to find the maximum lightness and improving its dynamics with respect to the version from which it was derived.
According to Coach, it is likely that it again to see in this third generation, although to be carried out we would have to wait 2 or 3 years to do this.
Source – Coach