Articles about Mini John Cooper Works

“I would love to see the JCW brand being electrified,” says company boss
“An extreme car that doesn’t make any compromises”
Good news: the new Mini GP looks exactly as mad as we thought and indeed hoped it might.It's those wheel arches, really. Made from thermoplastic and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic recycled from the production of the BMW i3 and i8 (
Development car is already quicker around the Nordschleife than its predecessor
Mini has told us its new GP hot hatch-due out in 2020-will be front-wheel drive and offered with a paddle-shift gearbox only. And yes, it'll keep the wild bodywork...The most potent Mini being front-driven ought
Courtesy of a new 2.0-liter turbo-four that makes 302hp
Welcome to the two most powerful road-going Minis ever-the new Clubman and Countryman JCW.Power is up by a healthy 74hp to 302hp, and torque by 100Nm to 450Nm, thanks to a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Watch out, Type R
Minis are supposed to be, well, mini, aren't they? They're not supposed to have Honda Civic Type R levels of power, or roof spoilers that double up as emergency hurricane shelters. The 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP promises both
Last year’s concept car was no one-off
Mini has confirmed it will build a new John Cooper Works GP for 2020. To anyone who has ever driven earlier iterations of the GP Minis, this is good news.The confirmation comes off the back of Mini's Los Angeles Auto
Fantastic driving machines
We are huge fans of the Mini brand, not only because the entire lineup is fun to drive, but also because of its deep and rich history. Imagine, the first-generation Mini took on the big dogs in the World Rally Championship
Say hello to the John Cooper Works Buggy
Mini is no stranger to the Dakar rally. It's had Countryman rally cars-well, hugely capable desert racers that vaguely resemble a Countryman-for several years now, with a four-year winning streak between 2012 and 2015.The 2018 Dakar Rally
We finally take on the 'Green Hell'
It's dangerous and intimidating. So why would you want to drive around the 'Ring? The answer is simple: To drive the legendary track that has immortalized racing legends is high on the bucket list.Watching Formula 1 and sports car races
This is the John Cooper Works GP concept
Usually, Mini waits right until the end of its hatchback's life before it unleashes a GP version. More power, no back seats, not cheap. However, Mini has been unable to contain itself this time, so it's turned the current Mini
Will debut at the 2017 Dakar Rally
Standing at 1,557mm and stretching to 4,313mm, the all-new Mini Countryman goes against its brand name's literal meaning. It's the biggest car that Mini has ever made. Now, the British carmaker and its motorsport partner X-Raid
The big Mini gets the JCW treatment
Mention the name John Cooper Works and the image of a small, three-door Mini ready for the racetrack comes to mind. But with the popularity of the compact crossover, the British performance division must have deemed it wise to roll out
Those 3 letters make a difference
Last October, Mini unveiled the latest generation of its Convertible. The little runabout combined the fun-to-drive character that these cars are known for with the thrill of open-top motoring. It was a dream come true for anyone appreciative of
Dear Santa...we've been really good
The Mini is not what it used to be. While most people might still remember it as Mr. Bean's car of choice, we think it's obvious that the British vehicle's modern version has left its predecessor's cutesy image
Meeting the not-so-little car that could
If you think the Mini Cooper is a hoot to drive, wait till you try the Mini John Cooper Works. We had the chance to get behind its wheel in Indonesia a few weeks ago, and it certainly lived up to its
New study shows some interesting insights
Many of us are fascinated with speed. There's a certain rush that one experiences when going fast, be it on a roller coaster or around a racetrack at full tilt. But did you know that velocity actually affects our body as
After concept version in January this year
Just over a year after Mini launched the third-generation model of its iconic three-door hatchback, the British carmaker has finally introduced the production John Cooper Works version.First seen as the John Cooper Works Concept at the Detroit Auto Show
Led by newly crowned champion Nani Roma
Mini has ruled the 2014 Dakar Rally, with three All4 Racing cars--all based on the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman--occupying the top three steps of the podium. All in all, seven Mini All4 Racing cars finished in the top 10
To debut at Detroit Auto Show
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
Because you can't have too many Mini variants
Mini has revealed what it calls its "seventh top-class athlete in the John Cooper Works range." To create it, the carmaker mixed the Sports Activity Coupe concept of the Paceman with the powertrain and chassis technology it developed using its extensive
Engine development to continue through BMW Motorsport
British racing engineering firm Prodrive is committed to the 2013 World Rally Championship season and will continue the development program for the Mini John Cooper Works WRC and S2000 cars minus the assistance of the carmaker.Although Mini has announced that, through
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