MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept Will Bring Racy Looks To Frankfurt

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.”

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  • Rick Alexander

    This is a Mini, I’d definitely have no problem being seen in, or owning for that matter. BUILD IT!

  • sean tooher

    well ive seen the facelifted MINI here in oxford and yes watch out for those rear lights and the the rear number plate now housed in bumper …. the front is much less dramatic …. MUCH LESS ….

  • dolsh

    Those tail lights need to make it to production.

  • Shane

    If I drove that in America I would definitely get “WANKER” on the plates. The whole thing looks great and I definitely dig those Union Jack taillights.

  • Bash

    This is so cool.

  • Olly Lupo Higgins

    Looks incredible! Just build it like this forget Road regulations, safety and all that nonsense.

  • SteersUright

    Love the insanity of this little hardcore Mini. Too bad the one’s we can buy suck. My dad has a 2016 Cooper S and its just so slow, loose, and rides like crap. I was expecting it to be so much better and so much more fun than it actually was. I’d love to see Mini deliver a proper answer to the Civic Type R, etc. and at around the same price.

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