MINI GP2 Spied Outside the Nurburgring

Autoblog has some new photos of what is obviously a test mule for the next MINI JCW GP we told you about a few weeks back. Looking closely at the photos, they’re confirming for us many things we already knew and have reported on. For starters you can’t help but notice the MINI Challenge-bred rear wing and the functional diffuser, even under the yellow and black swirls (a color combo that only MINI uses as it turns out). It’s also hard to miss the stance which has clearly been lowered over the standard Sport suspension equipped cars.

Inside it doesn’t take long to spot a complete lack of rear seats. As you’ve read on MF over the past month this GP will following the previous down the path of a true two-seater. And those two front seats? Naturally they’re the Recaros that have recently become an option in the US.

Like the original GP, this car lacks the Xenon headlights, which are the heavier lighting option. What’s new in these photos are the wheels. These look like 18″ 4-spoke wheels that are an obvious homage to the original GP wheels. These look a tad beefier, but we can likely expect more details on the finished wheels. Or if we’re lucky an entirely new design.

Check out the full gallery over at Autoblog. Also be sure to check out our continuing coverage of the new GP in the (you guessed it) dedicated GP section on MotoringFile.