Ready for the Detroit Motor Show, Mini have unveiled the John Cooper Works model, which is the most powerful production Mini ever made. 231bhp is deployed via a 2.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged engine. IN addition the JCW also comes with new suspension, brakes, aerodynamics and interior modifications derived from the companies motorsport expertise.
Time taken to reach 62mph is down 0.2 seconds from the previous JCW model, now at 6.3 seconds, thanks to a 10 percent power. The optional six-speed Steptronic sports transmission reduces the time further, down to 6.1 seconds. Also because of the increased torque, the time taken from 50-75mph is now 10 percent faster than before. Top speed is 152MPH
The enjoyment of driving a Mini, especially one as fast as this, doesn’t mean you’ll have to suffer bad fuel economy either. With the manual transmission it can achieve 42.2 mpg, and this figure is made more impressive when the Steptronic gearbox is equipped where it can hit 49.5 mpg and also produces lower emissions.
17-inch alloy wheels come as standard with the option of increasing the size to 18-inches, each of which house Brembo brakes. The altered look of the JCW improve aerodynamics and help distinguish this model from the standard hatchback. Also an exclusive Rebel Green colour option is available.
Bespoke personalisation options such as Mini’s Head-Up Display, Chilli Red roof and door mirror covers, bonnet stripes and exterior and interior John Cooper Works Pro design accessories are available.