It’s almost like everywhere I turn I’m hearing about a new awe-worthy car that is going to be debuted at the Paris Motor Show at the end of this month. Even the offering from Mini is pretty exciting: the Mini John Cooper Works GP. It should be noted that the title is talking about production models, not modified Minis.
BMW is headed to the Paris Motor Show to unveil the latest version of the Mini John Cooper Works, a GP model boasting 218 hp. The special edition will be limited to 2,000 models.
The new Mini packs in all the features of a high-end sports car, including a 218hp engine, individually adjustable coilover suspension, a braking system designed for speedsters and 17 inch wheels made of a light alloy. The diminutive vehicle can turn into a rocket on the track, with a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of just 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 242 km/h (150 mph). Read More