2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP Makes Mincemeat of Nurburgring
MINI is shaping up to be a busy brand in the coming months. Aside from preparing for the launch its first volume-produced electric car, it’s also working on a 2020 John Cooper Works GP said to be the fastest and most powerful MINI ever made.
MINI revealed the hot new hatch at the Nürburgring 24 Hours race, saying that the car has effortlessly looped the Norschleife section of the infamous German track in under eight minutes. Considering that the 2013 JCW GP managed a time of eight minutes and 23 seconds, this latest version looks to beat that time easily. Whether it can take on the Honda Civic Type R’s record time of seven minutes and 43.8 seconds remains to be seen.
Although it’s widely known that the 2020 JCW GP will have over 300 hp, the exact numbers are yet to be announced. Other confirmed pieces of information include unique aerodynamic features, large light alloy wheels, and a limited run of 3,000 units.
Aside from Nurburgring, MINI will test the latest 2020 JCW GP on other race tracks as well. Testing will continue until production kicks off in 2020.