Mini wants you to know all about its latest, limited-to-2,000 John Cooper Works GP edition. After a stint at the 'Ring to set a time of 8:23, the two-seat-only Cooper has parked itself in the wind tunnel to demonstrate its various wind-cheating features like the engine shield and rear wing.

The narrator informs us that that JCW GP has six percent less drag, 30 percent less front axle lift and 90 percent less rear axle lift – we'll assume that's compared to a standard Mini Cooper, since he doesn't say, but those are healthy numbers no matter what. Check out the video below to see how it achieves them.



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      Macvicar24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cool. I need all those upgrades when I commute to work and average 30-40 mph.
      Lunch
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is one tacky looking car. It's so over gorped with ugly doo-dads, it's embarrassing.
      desinerd1
      • 3 Years Ago
      It always amazes me how a vanilla 120hp car can be sold as a performance car. This one has slightly more power, but still severely lags behind other cars in this price range.
        untitledfolder
        • 3 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        You are incredibly misinformed. I won't even start in on power:weight or handling... no use on your likes.
        nvedamuthu
        • 3 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        Ummmm, its 20 seconds off the lap time of an R8...
        taybrego31
        • 3 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        Just got to work, drove my 09 Mini S on a wide open I-5. More fun to drive than my b5 S4 and my old e36 m3. I take a 180 degree horseshoe on ramp to get on the freeway. Both the cars I mentioned can/could take that turn at 65mph tops before the back ends start to break loose. Mini can do it at more than 80mph. Don't be so ignorant. A bicycle can be sold as a performance machine.
        taybrego31
        • 3 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        Just got to work in my '09 Cooper JCS on a wide open I-5 and it was more fun to drive than my stage2 b5 S4 and my old e36 M3. The on ramp I take is a 180 degree horseshoe turn that I can/could take at 65mph tops before the back end starts to break. In my Mini I can come out of the apex at more than 80mph. Horsepower is all relative when it comes to performance, don't be so ignorant. Certain bicycles can be sold as performance machines.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
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      the90sblog.com
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oxford's little motorised product still going well after a decade:)
      Alex Butti
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is the Mini still have those HUGE chrome tacs? I really like it...but the dash/ toggle switches don't really satisfy me.... The car must be a blast to drive though.
      LBJ's Love Child
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's amazing just how aerodynamic a brick can be. :-)
        • 3 Years Ago
        @LBJ's Love Child
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      ClementZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really want one. The only things putting me off right now are the price, and the interior.
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