MINI John Cooper Works GP II Unveiled [Photo Gallery]
Getting straight to the point, the car is an extensively modified version of the JCW hatchback, featuring more power and less weight. Just like the last generation of the GP, the edition will be limited to just 2,000 units sold worldwide.
Power comes from the 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo engine, tuned to produce 218 PS (160 kW) and 280 Nm of peak torque. The power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.
This engine gives the car a zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 6.3 seconds. Mid-range execration is also impressive, with an 80 to 120 km/h (50–75 mph) time in fifth gear of just 5.9 seconds.
Hiding behind the redesigned GP 17-inch wheels are six-piston fixed-calliper disc brakes, vented at the front.
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