MINI has recently pulled the wraps off its latest creation, a new John Cooper Works GP, which is able to lap the Nurburgring in just 8 minutes and 23 seconds.
According to the British based automaker, the second generation of the John Cooper Works GP is 18 seconds faster on the North Loop than the first MINI GP and this is also the fastest ever production version of the model. MINI says that the new John Cooper Works GP can lap the Nurburgring in just 8 minutes and 23 seconds and it can hit a top speed of 150 mph.
The 2013 MINI JCW GP is powered by an updated 1.6 liter turbocharged engine, which is producing a total output of 216 BHP and it has a peak torque of 207 lb-ft, allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.3 seconds, before reaching the top speed mentioned above.
“We did now want to enter the horsepower race with the GP. The MINI is designed to be a car that can be enjoyed, and driven fast by an amateur. It must be a confident car, not a difficult one”, says the senior vice president of MINI, Kay Segler.
MINI says that only 2000 units of the GP will be produced, out of which just 200 will be sold in the United Kingdom. There is no official word on the price list of the 2013 MINI JCW GP for the moment.