Mini releases details on 2013 John Cooper Works GP

Mini releases details on 2013 John Cooper Works GP

Hot-Hatch maker Mini has officially released the spec sheet for their 2013 John Cooper Works GP, which is due to be unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show this month.

Going directly into the technical stuff, the Mini will come with a turbocharged 1.6-litre inline-four cylinder engine producing 218 hp and 260 Nm of torque. The car also makes use of an ‘Overboost’ function that is able to churn out 280 Nm of twist for brief moments.

Suspension for the car will be a fully adjustable coilover setup that allows the car to be lowered by up to 20 mm. It also features increased front camber to keep the high-performance sport tires firmly stuck to the ground.

Weight for the Mini is marked at a meagre 1160 kgs, which allows it a claimed 0-100 kph run in around 6.3 seconds. The car will also continue to hit a maximum speed of 242 kph. The JCW GP reportedly also clocked the Nürburgring North Loop in 8:23 minutes. Not bad for a hot-hatch eh?

Other enhancements for the JCW GP include upgraded brakes, unique 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels and also a beefy exterior aero kit that resembles the JCW GP back from 2006. In the inside, you will find no rear seats, and just sports ‘Recaro’ chairs for a driver and passenger. Some sporty elements like red accents and alcantara trim are also found throughout the cabin.

The Mini John Cooper Works GP is expected make its official debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and will be built as a limited edition model of 2,000 units.

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