Just a few days after our first encounter with the 2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP, we’ve stumbled upon more prototypes of the manic hatch testing under different camouflage at the Nürbrurgring and in southern Germany. See the new pictures in the gallery. (Updated 4/11/2019)
Mini is developing the range-topping John Cooper Works GP, a limited 300hp hot hatch version of the hatchback that will act as a swansong for the current model generation.
The 2020 Mini JCW GP will also be the company’s most powerful and fastest model yet, featuring a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with more than 300hp. Production will be limited to just 3000 examples.
The ultimate Mini was previewed by the JCW GP concept back in 2017 and as such, it will feature a pretty wild body kit with plenty of aero.
The spotted test car features a rather simple wrap that practically gives away all the exterior details, including a dramatic roof spoiler and the extended fender flares that also act as aero elements.
Other exterior details include a deeper front spoiler, a different front grille and larger in diameter exhaust tips. The upcoming Mini JCW GP looks very aggressive to say the least, featuring a racecar-vibe that will probably split opinions.
The new 2020 Mini JCW GP will feature wider tracks front and rear, along with a revamped suspension, bigger brakes and stickier tires. Mini may also use lightweight materials, like carbon fiber, and ditch the rear bench seat completely in order to further reduce weight.
Mini has already teased the new JCW GP by releasing a pair of images last February. With test cars now out in public roads wearing so little camo, it’s probably safe to assume that the reveal time approaches fast. Sales of the new Mini JCW GP are expected to begin in late 2019.