- the fastest ever mini, the john cooper works gp, will start at $45,750, which will also be the most expensive starting price yet for a mini.
- the 300-hp front-wheel-drive car can run the nürburgring in under eight minutes, mini usa says.
- the mini john cooper works gp will have a limited production of 3000 vehicles and will go on sale in mid-2020.
we have yet to see official photos of mini's newest super-hot hatchback, but we do know quite a bit about it—it’ll have 301 horsepower, and according to mini, it can run the nürburgring in under eight minutes. now, ahead of the full reveal at the los angeles auto show, mini has told us what it'll cost you to get your hands on the bmw division's fastest production car ever.
the jcw gp will start at $45,750, making it also the most expensive mini yet. a turbocharged inline-four engine will propel the jcw mini and will feature the racing knowledge of john cooper works with custom-turned chassis technology and, an "aerodynamically optimized exterior appearance" that, as we've already reported and the photo above shows, will include a huge rear wing.
the specs and speed of this car put it in direct competition with another powerful front-wheel-drive car, the honda civic type r. production will be limited to 3000 units built at mini's factory in oxford, england.