Mini is already toying with John Cooper Works version of new model

To debut at Detroit Auto Show
Dec 18, 2013


Just two months after Mini revealed its all-new, third-generation model, the British-by-way-of-Germany carmaker will soon show off its John Cooper Works Concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

Based on the all-new Mini (of course), the John Cooper Works Concept has a longer wheelbase and wider track compared to its predecessor yet retains the go-kart-like feeling the brand is known for.

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Distinguishing the Mini John Cooper Works Concept from the standard model are the large air intakes--occupied by the fog lights in the production model--and the air-channeling elements along with the LED headlights and the black surround for the front grille. The John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit also features specially contoured side skirts, a rear apron with flaps, a rear diffuser, a roof spoiler \"and additional body components designed to channel air efficiently around the C-pillars for optimized aerodynamic balance at high speeds.\"

As a further nod to the concept\'s sporting focus, a sports exhaust system with a John Cooper Works silencer system and twin tailpipes with chrome finish can be found in the center of the rear apron.

We figure we won\'t have to imagine too much what the production-version Mini John Cooper Works model will look like when it goes on sale.



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