MINI JCW GP Selling Fast in the UK

The first MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works (JCW) GP Kit (already dubbed the MINI GP) will be delivered in July. Only 444 of the 2000 being built are destined for the UK. Almost three quarters have already been ordered by MINI enthusiasts six months ahead of launch, and before the car has even been seen in its final guise.

Further information will be available soon, but the most powerful and lightest MINI yet offers a power output of around 218hp and weighs approximately 40 kilos less than a standard MINI Cooper S.

The two-seater will have a brimful of standard equipment including JCW 18” alloy wheels, Dynamic Stability Control, multi-function steering wheel, air-conditioning and Recaro sports seats. The options alone add up to £10,000 if specified on a standard MINI Cooper S, yet the car will be priced at approximately £22,000.

MINI UK Press

MF Analysis: The phrases “before the car has even been seen in its final guise” and “further information will be available soon” seem to lend credence to the rumor that the JCW GP will indeed be tweaked for it’s production debut in Geneva. But we’ll leave it up to you our wonderful readers to do the rest of the speculating…

  • mg5904

    Any word on how pre-orders are going in the US?

  • http://www.nemini.org GMINI

    i haven’t given up mine. though i’ve been told it is still just a waitig list as MINI is not taking pre-orders.

  • http://www.mightyminiz.com doug

    A MINI GP or an 07….

    Sheesh decisions decisions

  • O(=^=)O Capn
    The options alone add up to £10,000 if specified on a standard MINI Cooper S, yet the car will be priced at approximately £22,000.

    Gabe… Hmmn, so what does that translate into in dollars?$33,000? I know that MINI doesn’t just convert over to dollars, so what do you think?

  • JD

    So this confirms that the wheels originally shown on the GP will not be included? If so this car gets better by the minute!

  • http://www.motoringfile.com/ Gabe

    I’ve been saying low-30s since day one. We’ll probably find out in a month.

    So this confirms that the wheels originally shown on the GP will not be included? If so this car gets better by the minute!

    Nope. Expect four big fat spokes staring you in the face come Geneva.

  • http://www.nemini.org GMINI

    or maybe three!!!!!!!!!

    threve????

  • Bill H.

    Maybe they’ll use the new R105 JCW 18″ wheels?

  • Edge

    I never understood why people made such a fuss about the GP wheels. If you hate them that much, they’ll be easy to replace, and I guarantee they’ll resell for a very good price, since they will be quite rare!

  • Shania

    Gabe – do you see a rear seat option for the GP in your crystal ball?

  • chows4us

    Looking at this from another viewpoint, this tells me that of a very small allottment of 444 cars, about 150 of them are NOT sold … That should tell you something.