The Fastest Ever MINI - The John Cooper Works GP3
Published 20th November 2019
Published 20th November 2019
The new MINI John Cooper Works GP3 has been revealed at the Los Angeles Motor Show and is the brand’s fastest model ever approved for road use, accelerating from 0-62mph in just 5.2 seconds.
The MINI John Cooper Works GP offers unrivalled performance and dynamics, with the most powerful engine MINI has ever used, finely tuned suspension technology and a lightweight body optimised with torsional stiffness and aerodynamics.
Following the success of the two previous MINI GP model generations, it will be built in Plant Oxford in a limited run of 3,000 vehicles globally, 575 of which are for UK customers. The GP3 is available to pre-order at Halliwell Jones now, priced from £33,895 RRP with first customer deliveries in March 2020Get In Touch Today
The 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine is designed for maximum performance with a healthy dose of motor racing expertise. A newly developed turbocharger, reinforced crankshaft and intake air duct all set it apart from the engine of the MINI John Cooper Works. The GP3 engine delivers a maximum torque of 450 Nm, allowing the MINI John Cooper Works GP to sprint from 0-62mph in just 5.2 seconds, delivering a top speed of 164mph.
A model-specific exhaust system generates a powerful sound thanks to the straight pip ducting, spontaneous development of power and unbridled revving of the engine. The new MINI John Cooper Works GP is fitted with a model-specific 8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard – complete with integrated differential lock and matched to the engine’s performance characteristics and high torque. Standard shift paddles on the steering wheel allow for manual intervention in gear selection if desired.
The tuning of the transmission is precisely geared towards maximum performance,giving the new MINI John Cooper Works GP its own unique properties. This is reflected in shift characteristics for example with sharper brake downshifts and direct multiple downshifts during forceful acceleration.
The modified body primarily optimises the car’s aerodynamic balance and the targeted supply of cooling air to the drive units and brake system. The exterior has an exclusive finish in metallic Racing Grey and the roof and exterior mirror caps are finished in the contrasting colour of metallic Melting Silver. The wheel-arch trims are made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic and make for an unmistakable design with optimised aerodynamic properties.
Two sports seats in Dinamica/leather and reduced acoustic insulation for the purpose of weight optimisation ensure the interior of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP reflects its sports car characteristics. The standard trim includes a new digital instrument cluster on the steering column, soft nappa leather steering wheel and 3D-printed metal shift paddles.
Only 575 units of the MINI John Cooper Works GP3 will be coming to the UK, with two versions available. The base vehicle is weight-optimised, for a no compromise performance package and comes without optional extras. The vehicle is also available with the GP Touring Pack, which includes automatic air conditioning, seat heating and Navigation Plus Pack.
Get in touch today to order the MINI John Cooper Works GP from your local Halliwell Jones retailer.