Powerful and competitive, the MINI John Cooper Works is a challenger. Performance is paramount and superior style a given. With their own engine and style, the John Cooper Works models are packed with enhanced standard specifications including John Cooper Works features inspired by MINI's racing heyday, such as Sport Suspension for optimal road-holding and the John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit. The rumble of the John Cooper Works sport exhaust is an extra treat for your ears, especially with the top down in the Convertible.
2008 - 2015
In mid-2008, MINI brought out the John Cooper Works Hatch. This was not just another power kit (previously John Cooper Works had been limited to tuning kits for earlier models), but a whole new version of the R56 MINI Hatch. A new Turbocharger and a larger-bore exhaust combined to deliver 208 BHP (155 kW) at 6000 RPM, and 0-62 MPH in 6.3 seconds.
The John Cooper Works line was extended to include Convertible, Clubman, Coupé and Roadster as well as Countryman and Paceman. In each case, the John Cooper Works version is the apex performance option.
2015 - Present
Available with manual and automatic transmission, John Cooper Works continues to set the standard in the hot hatch category.
Initially available as Hatch and Convertible models, the new generation were joined by Clubman and Countryman models delivering 306 HP.
GP2 & GP3
In 2012 a limited edition, track-oriented version of the regular John Cooper Works hatch was released, known as the John Cooper Works GP2. This was based loosely on the JCW Challenge race car and was the fastest Production MINI built.
Production was limited to 2000 units worldwide with only 288 units for the UK market. In the UK, the GP2 boasts a 218-hp turbo-charged 1.6 L direct-injected four cylinder engine, giving it a 0–60 mph time of 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph.
The new MINI John Cooper Works GP3 is the fastest model of the British brand that has ever been approved for road use. It offers unrivalled sporty flair and overwhelming agility.
As such, 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 60 years ago.