The MINI Cooper S JCW GP edition will be publicly debuting in final production trim at the Geneva Autoshow in early march. And with that date fast approaching, MINI.com has a few new JCW GP photos that do a great job of showing the car, well, in a new light. Also listed on the new site are the now familiar performance numbers that were released last October; 88lbs weight reduction and 218bhp. Does this mean they there won’t be any spec changes when the car debuts in production trim at Geneva in three weeks time? We’ve heard recent rumors that suggest that both the changes may still happen and that they won’t. In fact the only thing we really can count on is that we’ll know the answer in about three weeks time.
Speaking of debuts, MotoringFile has learned that the JCW GP is currently scheduled to debut in North American at the New York Auto show in April. It’s assumed at that time we’ll learn more about pricing and availability for the US market. Also around that time we could hear a bit more about some new and unannounced plans that MINI USA may have for the GP and it’s owners. Unfortunately we can’t mention anything just yet, but as usual, check back in the coming weeks and months for all the details.
You can check out the new photos and currently published spec sheet below:
[ MINI Cooper S JCW GP ] MINI.com (English)
[ MINI Cooper S JCW GP ] MINI.de (Deutsch)
MotoringFile Analysis: Am I the only one that is starting to not mind the little oddities in the styling of the GP? One thing that we do know about the GP, it will be the fastest version of the R50/R53 ever made. That means in ten years time it will be the one that we all remember as the ultimate factory MINI from this period. Indeed I believe history be kinder to the GP than current fans have been over the past four months.
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