MINI Philippines announced that all six units of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP, the fastest model of the British brand that has ever been approved for road use, are now in Philippines.

The new MINI John Cooper Works GP is a rarity with racing genes and sets new benchmarks for performance in the premium compact car segment,” said Jeff Lizardo, General Manager of MINI Philippines. “Due to overwhelming interest in the months leading up to its arrival, all six units in Philippines are now reserved. With only 3,000 units being produced at MINI Plant Oxford, the 306 hp 4-cylinder turbocharged engine accelerates the two-seater model from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds.”

The new MINI John Cooper Works GP: an overview of the highlights.

  • 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology, 306 hp and 450 Nm.
  • 75 hp more output than the MINI John Cooper Works.
  • Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, top speed: 265 km/h (not cut off).
  • Model-specific oil supply and cooling concept geared towards maximum performance.
  • Model-specific sports exhaust system for emotionally powerful sound.
  • 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission with integrated mechanical differential lock for the front wheels.
  • Distinctive chassis design and set-up, suspension lowered by 10 mm as compared to the MINI John Cooper Works.
  • Particularly high-performance sports brake system.
  • Extremely rigid body structure, engine and suspension connection.
  • Model-specific front and rear aprons.
  • Roof spoiler with double-wing contour.
  • Powerfully flared carbon wheel arch covers.
  • Interior with two seats and model-specific cockpit. 

The new MINI John Cooper Works GP: an overview of the highlights.

  • 0-litre 4-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology, 306 hp and 450 Nm.
  • 75 hp more output than the MINI John Cooper Works.
  • Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, top speed: 265 km/h (not cut off).
  • Model-specific oil supply and cooling concept geared towards maximum performance.
  • Model-specific sports exhaust system for emotionally powerful sound.
  • 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission with integrated mechanical differential lock for the front wheels.
  • Distinctive chassis design and set-up, suspension lowered by 10 mm as compared to the MINI John Cooper Works.
  • Particularly high-performance sports brake system.
  • Extremely rigid body structure, engine and suspension connection.
  • Model-specific front and rear aprons.
  • Roof spoiler with double-wing contour.
  • Powerfully flared carbon wheel arch covers.
  • Interior with two seats and model-specific cockpit.

Model-specific exhaust system generates an emotionally powerful sound.

The spontaneous development of power and the unbridled revving of the engine are underscored by the emotionally striking sound production of the exhaust system, which was developed specifically for the model.

Independent cooling concept developed based on racing expertise.

The temperature management requirements this involves are met by a cooling concept developed especially for the new MINI John Cooper Works GP based on racing expertise. Two external coolant coolers for the high-temperature circuit, a model-specific expansion tank with increased volume, a specifically designed coolant module storage system and an electric fan with increased output ensure that the engine maintains its optimum operating temperature at all times – even under high loads and with an extremely sporty driving style.

The crankcase cooling system can be temporarily shut off by means of a new split-cooling valve to optimise the engine’s warm-up response. In addition, the transmission also has a separate cooling circuit.

New 8-speed Steptronic transmission with mechanical differential lock.

The high-performance engine of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP is positioned transversely at the front according to the hallmark brand principle. Adapted motor racing technology is also used to transfer the engine’s outstanding drive power to the  front wheels.

Model-specific suspension set-up, DSC with GP mode.

With model-specific kinematics and elastokinematics, the suspension technology of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP opens up a whole new dimension of the characteristic go-kart feeling. In the course of an intensive testing program on the Nürburgring Nordschleife and other race tracks, it was precisely tuned to the car’s extremely high engine output and the vehicle concept of an exceptional athlete within the small car segment. The model-specific versions of the single-joint spring strut for the front wheels and the multilink rear axle were also optimised with regard to component stiffness.

Sports brake system and lightweight forged wheels in exclusive format.

The sports brake system in the new MINI John Cooper Works GP ensures consistently high deceleration performance even when subject to intensive use. It comprises 4-piston fixed-caliper disc brakes on the front wheels and single-piston floating-caliper brakes on the rear wheels.

Unmistakable design, optimised aerodynamic properties.

The new MINI John Cooper Works GP has model-specific design features that make its standing as an exceptional athlete unmistakable right from the starting line. These also make a significant contribution to the car’s driving characteristics – namely stability and precise controllability even in highly dynamic situations. The body, which has been modified in detail, primarily optimises the car’s aerodynamic balance and the targeted supply of cooling air to the drive units and brake system. The large roof spoiler with double wing contours,the model-specific design of the front apron surround known as the Blackband and the front spoiler lip of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP form a precisely coordinated package designed to reduce lift.

Wheel arch trim made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic.

The visually unmistakable features that are important in terms of the car’s aerodynamic properties also include the large and strikingly flared wheel arch trims of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP. They make it possible to combine the use of very large track widths and wide wheels with optimised air ducting in the side section of the vehicle.

Model-specific design accentuations signal purist sporty flair.

The purist character of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP, geared towards maximum performance, is further underscored by precisely deployed designed accentuations. Only the exclusive finish Racing Grey metallic is available for the exterior paintwork. Meanwhile the roof and exterior mirror caps are finished in the contrasting colour of Melting Silver metallic.

Sports car cockpit with two seats and reduced acoustic insulation.

Two seats and reduced acoustic insulation for the purpose of weight optimisation also give the interior of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP genuine sports car flair. The standard equipment includes John Cooper Works sports seats in Dinamica/leather combination with silver side edges, red accentuation seams, a GP badge underneath the integrated headrests and red belt straps.

Digital instrument cluster and central instrument with model-specific displays.

The new MINI John Cooper Works GP comes standard with automatic climate control and the Wired package that includes telephony with wireless charging. The standard trim also includes a digital instrument cluster on the steering column. The high-resolution 5-inch colour screen shows the road speed both numerically and on a scale. A GP logo is permanently shown at the top of the screen.

  1. The new MINI John Cooper Works GP price.
Model Retail price (at press time)
MINI John Cooper Works GP Php 4,800,000.00

 

  1. The new MINI John Cooper Works GP specifications.

MINI John Cooper Works GP

Four-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharging, direct injection, VALVETRONIC).

  • Capacity: 1,998 cc.
  • Max output: 306 hp at 5,000 – 6,250 rpm.
  • Max torque: 450 Nm at 1,750 – 4,500 rpm.
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.
  • Top speed: 265 km/h.
  • Average fuel consumption: 7.5 l/100 km.
  • CO2 emissions: 171 g/km.

See other exciting MINI models at MINI Philippines. G/F Citibank Square, 1 Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City, 1110 Philippines.

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