• Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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  • Mini John Cooper Works GP
  • Prototype of the Mini John Cooper Works GP testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany
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Details on the 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP hot hatch have been trickling out, and it sounds and looks impressive. It will have over 300 horsepower (probably at least 301 like the Clubman and Countryman), and it has wild bodywork like its concept. Mini has also been promising a fast Nürburgring lap time, with the only information given that it will be under 8 minutes. Before the company could announce it, someone found it on the dashboard of the car.


Twitter user Will Pierce shared a photo of the dash, and the time wasn't just on a piece of paper, it was molded into the plastic trim of the dashboard. Mini is really proud of it, but maybe they shouldn't be that proud because it's not a record, giving it the benefit of the doubt that it's front drive like past GPs. The time is 7:56.69. The current front-drive record holder is the Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R at 7:40.1. That's over 16 seconds faster. It also edged out the Honda Civic Type R's old record of 7:43.8. Even the third-fastest front-driver, the VW GTI Clubsport, did a lap in 7:47.19.

In the grand scheme of things, Nürburgring lap times aren't that important. They're a fun bragging right, but there's much more that's important about cars than raw times. We're just giving the Mini a hard time because, well, if you're going to throw a time in someone's face every time they hop in the car, maybe you should make sure it's truly impressive. But we're sure the GP will be a riot, and we can't wait for more details and the opportunity to drive one.

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