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2013 MINI Cooper GP Test Drive by Autos.ca

Limited experience, limited edition. That's what the MINI Cooper JCW GP is all about. The British company launched it as a limited edition car for those MINI aficionados that thought the JCW model wasn't hardcore enough.
MINI Cooper JCW GP Test Drive 1 photo
What they did was take an already small and light car and make it even lighter by removing the rear seats and other various bits and pieces. The engine stayed the same, delivering 211 HP from 1,600 turbocharged CCs.

All that power is sent to the front axle using a 6-speed manual gearbox that works flawlessly. Other changes include new aerodynamic bits, a new color scheme, BMW 1M rotors and a red strut in the back.

The interior looks a lot like any other MINI with quality materials and the huge speedometer. The thing is, you don't buy this car for the interior. You buy it for how it drives. And that is where it wins you over.

It's fast, agile, quick through corners and everything you could possibly want from a hot hatch. It has incredible brakes, a lowering suspension and enough power to make you scream.

For a young, active person that really enjoys driving, this is the perfect car. Unfortunately, for the Canadians, this car is limited to only 50 units for their market so you'll have to hurry up, in case you want one.



 
 
 
 
 

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