The forthcoming MINI John Cooper Works GP is slated for debut in 2020, although for now the model has launched photos of the range-topping three-door hatch forward of its launch. Manufacturing for the JCW GP can be restricted to three,000 models, and it has been comfirmed by the corporate to have greater than 300 hp courtesy of a 2.Zero litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
We’ve already seen the MINI JCW GP from spy photos forward of this unveiling, which had revealed a manufacturing physique albeit one lined in camouflage foil not not like the one seen right here however in yellow. The very imposing bodywork has been carried over right here, the place the protruding wheelhouse extensions over every wheel seem to drift away from the physique.
The entrance finish is wearing a entrance bumper sporting a deep entrance spoiler and huge air intakes as seen on the sooner improvement automotive, whereas the rear finish equally boasts of a giant, cut up rear wing atop the tailgate and a pair of centrally-mounted exhaust shops inside an identical rear bumper. In fact, the Union Jack back lights from the current-generation MINI options right here as effectively.
The aforementioned over-300 hp powerplant is prone to be the B48 unit which powers fellow BMW Group stablemate, the BMW X2 M35i, although it stays to be seen whether or not or not the MINI can even include the SUV’s all-wheel-drive format, or its eight-speed computerized transmission, for that matter. The smaller Brit can be possible to enhance upon the X2 M35i’s Zero-100 km/h dash time of four.9 seconds.
Additionally prone to change forward of its market debut subsequent 12 months are the wheels, that are presently a set of relatively plain-looking five-spoke gadgets. These can be a part of a bunch of chassis tweaks particular to this John Cooper Works GP variant, which can embrace ‘model-specific suspension know-how’.
MINI additionally hints on the JCW GP’s efficiency on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, noting that the prototype automobile has run a lap of the circuit in lower than eight minutes, with additional testing to finish. The most recent Renault Megane RS Trophy-R is the present manufacturing FWD automotive chart-topper with a time of seven minutes 40.1 seconds, usurping the earlier front-driven ‘King of the ‘Ring’, the FK8 Honda Civic Kind R, which clocked a time of seven minutes 43.eight seconds again in 2017.
It has been two years because the John Cooper Works GP Idea first appeared to supply a touch of what the range-topping, three-door MINI might be. Do you want how the automotive has developed between then and now?
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