The much anticipated MINI John Cooper Works GP is heading to South African shores. The vehicle is powered by a 225kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology and is the fastest MINI approved for road use. Of the 3,000 units produced at MINI Plant Oxford, only 38 of these very special cars have been earmarked for South Africa.
Only customers who had registered their interest via MINI South Africa’s channels were eligible to purchase one of the 38 units, in the process dashing the hopes of hundreds of local racing enthusiasts who had also been eager to get their hands on one.
Stripped down to the bare essentials, with a 55kW advantage over the standard MINI John Cooper Works and suspension lowered by 10mm, it forms part of a fascinating tradition that has been closely linked to the name of the legendary Formula 1 designer John Cooper ever since the debut of the classic Mini more than 60 years ago.
For more on the MINI John Cooper Works GP in South Africa, visit: mini.co.za.
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