Feature Flick: Mini Shows Off the New JCW GP at the Nurburgring

Despite releasing few details about its upcoming hotter John Cooper Works GP, Mini has released a slew of new videos of the car, including one showing the hatchback running a lap of the famed Nürburgring.

What we know is this: the British automaker has swapped in an adjustable suspension, race-spec brakes, race tires, unique four-spoke wheels, tossed out the back seats, and added a new aerodynamic kit to transform the regular JCW MINI Cooper into the GP. Expect to see a more powerful version of the turbocharged 1.6-liter I-4 found in the current JCW tuned to something north of the 214 hp the last-generation Mini GP model produced. And, according to this new clip, the upcoming hot hatch will run the Nürburgring in just eight minutes and 23 seconds.

Mini has also released a bunch of quick videos detailing the 2013 JCW GP, despite showing only models covered in light camouflage. We get a full run-down on how the brand’s engineers designed, created, and tested all of the addition aerodynamic parts for the new GP, as well as an explanation on how the new bits work within the wind tunnel. Mini also treats us to a behind-the-scenes look at the GP’s official photo shoot, giving us a peek at how they make those glamour shots so flattering.

Check out all four of the videos below, and stay tuned for more info on the 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP as it gets closer to the car’s on-sale date.

Source: YouTube

Nürburgring run:

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Aerodynamics engineering:

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Aerodynamic testing:

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Photo shoot:

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2013 MINI Cooper

2013 MINI Cooper

MSRP $25,150 Base Convertible


29 City / 37 Hwy

Horse Power:

121 @ 6000


114 @ 4250