MINI has taken the wraps off the new John Cooper Works GP Concept.
Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the concept draws inspiration from the company’s accomplishments at the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally.
Looking decidedly aggressive, the car features a large front splitter and a honeycomb mesh grille with red accents. The sporty styling continues further back as designers installed extended front fenders, a hood scoop, and 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels with red and black accents.
Continuing aft of the A-pillar, the concept has been equipped with aerodynamic mirrors and carbon fiber side skirts. Of course, the biggest change is the addition of widened rear fenders which channel air around the body. Other highlights include a massive rear wing and a center-mounted dual exhaust system.
Since the concept was designed for racing, the interior has been stripped of all non-essential equipment. However, the company added an aluminum roll cage and two racing seats with five-point harnesses. Drivers will also find a digital instrument cluster, a head-up display, and 3D knitted accents.
MINI declined to say what powers the concept but the company says the model is “driving fun in its purest form.”