MINI Gets Fast And Furious With New JCW GP Concept

Half a century has passed since Rauno Aaltoned won the Monte Carlo Rally in a Mini, and the brand is celebrating his accomplishment by introducing the John Cooper Works (JCW) GP Concept. Though we’ll forgive you if you thought its was a new car for one of the future installments of the Fast & Furious franchise.

Shown for the first time to the public in Frankfurt today, the sportiest member of the family represents a very aggressive take on the production model, to which it adds a bunch of visual updates.

Red accents on the honeycomb mesh grille, large front splitter, hood and roof scoops, extended fenders, giant roof-mounted wing, rear diffuser with incorporated dual tailpipes, and 19-inch wheels, in addition to other add-ons, make it a true beast among its siblings.

And since the MINI JCW GP Concept pays a tribute to the company’s racing days, its interior has been stripped down, and features a couple of racing seats with five-point harness, aluminum roll cage, digital instrument cluster, head-up display, and others.

The BMW-owned brand still hasn’t released any performance numbers, but we will remind you that the production model uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine that makes 231PS (228hp) and 320Nm (236lb-ft) of torque. The 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint takes 6.1sec in the automatic version, and 6.3sec with a manual gearbox.



  • SteersUright

    When I saw the pics with the flared fenders I was thinking, whoa, maybe 300hp and AWD?? Then I saw 228hp and 0-60mph in 6.1s. Really? Can’t an ordinary $20k Civic do that now?

Concrete Barrier Saves Cammer From Inbound Out-Of-Control Truck

The truck driver begun losing control for no obvious reason before sliding towards the median.

Dodge Demon Is No Threat To Tuned, 1000 HP Corvette ZR1

Hennessey Performance has also created and even even crazier ZR1 package with 1200 hp.

Renting A Car For Your Summer Vacation Might Get You… Arrested?

Errors processing returned rental cars could result in customers being given a car reported as stolen.

Nissan Leaf Gets The Autech Makeover In Japan

Autech’s version of the Leaf features exclusive styling updates and will go on sale in Japan next month.

Kahn’s Tuned Range Rover Costs More Than A New Bentley Bentayga

This Range Rover V8 LWB is offered for sale by the British tuner at £139,999.

Tesla’s Norway Success Proves To Be A Double-Edged Sword

An increasing number of Norwegian Tesla customers are complaining about bad service .

Mexican Gov Auctioning Off 82 Luxury Cars, Including Lambo And Porsches, To Help The Poor

The Mexican government believes it can raise at least $1.5 million from the sale of the cars.

The TT Helped Transform Audi’s Image, But Its Successors Never Lived Up To The Promise Of The Original

The Audi TT is getting the axe and we’re taking a look back at the stylish sports car.

China’s GAC To Delay Entrance Into The U.S. Due To Trade Frictions

GAC intended on starting U.S. sales of the GS8 seven-seat SUV in early 2020.

FV Frangivento Asfane DieciDieci Debuts Next Week With 996 HP

The Asfane DieciDieci reportedly has a supercharged petrol engine and two electric motors.