It looks as if the rumors swirling around the supposed resurrection of the limited-edition Mini Cooper John Cooper Works GP have some substance. Our spy photographers caught this creation out and about for a little testing just a short hop away from the Nürburgring recently. From the looks of things, this could be our first glimpse at a new version of the JCW GP. New aero work, including a new front splitter and more aggressive rear spoiler, help set the model apart from its more pedestrian siblings. It looks as if the vehicle will also boast a set of revised rockers with what functional air inlets for cooling off the rear brakes.

With unique four-spoke wheels that pay homage to the first GP and a lower ride height, the hatch looks downright sinister. Early reports have hinted that the hot hatch may boast somewhere in the neighborhood of 220 horsepower with less weight to boot. Like its sought-after 2006 predecessor, odds are there's a big stiffening brace where the rear seats used to reside, too.


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        StegRacing@youtube
        • 2 Years Ago
        Imagine there had been a factory built, virtual race spec release of say a '68 Cooper S. It would be one special car today. It just doesn't feel very 'outstanding' because they release so many different models on a seemingly daily basis.
      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      So, it will probably be $40,000 and just as overpriced as the last JCW GP version.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
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        midlvl
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        And yet that was the best MINI produced to date...
        MallardRider
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        It's a limited run. That will make it even more exclusive.
      Larry
      • 2 Years Ago
      If I ever win the lottery this will replace my current cooper s.
      www.dailycarblog.com
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why are the steering wheels sooo tiny on these Mini's, over rated!
        StegRacing@youtube
        • 2 Years Ago
        @www.dailycarblog.com
        Why does a small wheel make it overrated?
          www.dailycarblog.com
          • 2 Years Ago
          @StegRacing@youtube
          not the steering wheel, its size is underwhelming like grasping a dinner, I meant in general Mini's are over rated. I have just got a thing about steering wheels.
      Charlie
      • 2 Years Ago
      Front calipers look to be the six-piston kit from the BMW performance line.