On Monday, Mini John Cooper Works – the most powerful Mini ever – was unveiled at the Detroit motor Show. The new car will undoubtedly remind you of the mighty Minis used in The Italian Job. The car has been named after the founder of the company – John Cooper.
The new Mini, which is available in both three and five door versions, is powered by the tweaked 2-litre, four-cylinder engine that is turbocharged to produce 228bhp of maximum power against last gen’s 189bhp. The automatic version will do 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds (6.1 in manual). Both the versions will do a top speed of 245kmph. The JCW version will also deliver a massive torque of 320Nm at just 1,250rpm.
The stopping power will come through Brembo calipers and the steering and suspension will be retuned to suit the power. The power will be delivered with the help of a paddle shift, six-speed automatic gearbox. The new machine will be complemented with 17” alloy wheels, larger air intakes, LED headlamps, centre mounted dual exhaust system and a rear spoiler to make it look more menacing.
The electronic locking differential and optional adjustable dampers will leave nothing to wish for. So, all the drivers out there who like to surprise the neighbourhood when the lights on a traffic signal go green, here is something worth waiting for. Interiors include addition of sport seats, sport steering wheel and stainless steel pedals and revised instrument cluster.
The new and the fastest Mini ever will be made available at a price tag of $30,600.