Video: MINI GP is @#$%ing Fast

How many of us really drive our MINIs in anger? I know that every time I really push my car, I’m always impressed with just how capable it is. But what’s it like for the unsuspecting passenger when they take a seat in a JCW GP on a racecourse and see what the car is really capable of? The video after the jump has the answer.

Written By: Nathaniel Salzman

  • Erik Rutberg

    Has anyone else ordered through the 800 number yet? Keep waiting for someone else to post, but only me so far.

    • http://www.facebook.com/coop0589 Lawrence Allen

      Where did you get the 800 number?

      • http://bridger.us/ Gabriel Bridger

        It’s only for current GP owners.

        • Brent

          Im a GP owner and didn’t get the number? they mail it to you??

        • http://bridger.us/ Gabriel Bridger

          Yes it should be in your mailbox soon.

  • JonPD

    Still think the best reaction ever to any MINI I have seen is SCCA instructor that rode along with my at a MINI track day that said hands down the 2006 GP was magical on the track. After a half dozen laps of the track his only concern was were could he go buy one. Not a bad video but would like to see them take a half dozen GP owners (that take their GP’s to the track) and see how they respond to GP2. The video to me is a little hollow as a good track driver could take general people to a track and blow their minds with just about any car. Still not a bad video for views of the car (still not feeling that side graphic).

  • Hemisedan

    Really good, but put anyone that usually is a driver, in the passenger seat and things look very different. I’ve put the fear of god in my wife a couple of times, just getting out of a accident situation. I tell her that that’s why I buy high performance cars and build them, to use the power to get out of trouble situations, not make them.

  • Gary

    The wet track certainly would have added to the fear factor, particularly for the passenger. :nod:

  • brt356

    Can’t wait to get my hands on mine…wasn’t thinking of tracking it, but I may have to [re]consider taking it to Summit Point Raceway (I think the GP would be a blast on their Shenandoah circuit). Nice video – wonder who the test driver is?


    I was there at the event!! It was a amazing day out

    Here is my video of me being a passenger in the hot lap in the new MINI GP


    • JonPD

      Nice exhaust note inside, still have to say I adore the scream of the supercharger and exhaust note in the original GP. I personally was looking at the new GP but for six years of evolution really have to say that GP2 just seems broadly in the same performance area as the first, while this is not a bad place I would have liked them to set the bar higher.

      • piper

        yes, I agree, but not only the performance bar, the aesthetic bar as well. GP2 just doesn’t have “it!”

  • piper

    Yes, the GP is a nice car despite is outrageous price. But nothing may be as outrageous ( and incredible) as this Chinese Volkswagen. I guarantee you will not believe your eyes! http://www.flixxy.com/volkswagen-levitating-car.htm#.UI6o0IawZF4

Sort by MINI model

MotoringFile on Instagram

MINI Model Cheat Sheet

1st Gen MINI
R50: One & MC Hatch
R52: All 1st Gen MINI Convt.
R53: MCS Hatch
2nd Gen MINI
R55: Clubman
R56: Hatch
R57: Convertible
R58: Coupe
R59: Roadster
R60: MINI Crossover
R61: MINI Crossover Coupe
3rd Gen MINI
F54: Clubman
F55: Five Door Hatch
F56: Hatch
F57: Convertible
F60: MINI Crossover
F58: Traveller

Advertise with MotoringFile

If you or your company are interested in advertising on the most influential MINI website in the world, please visit our Advertising section. If you have further questions about becoming a sponsor or would like to see our rate sheet please feel free to contact us directly.
mini mini
Translate MotoringFile with Google: 
2015 F56 JCW

MotoringFile Buyers Guides

R50 ('02-'06 MC) Buyers Guide
R53 ('02-'06 MCS) Buyers Guide



MotoringFile Reviews

'12 JCW Coupe
'11 Fiat 500 Sport
'11 Tesla Roaster 2.5 '11 Countryman Comparo
'11 Cooper S Hatch
'11 Countryman MCS (FWD)
'11 Countryman MC (auto)
'10 Mayfair MCS (auto)
'11 Countryman MCS (ALL4)
'10 MINI E
'10 Tesla Roadster Sport
'09 Cooper S Convertible
'09 JCW Hatch
'09 JCW Clubman
JCW Stage I vs JCW Stage II
'08 Clubman S (Auto)
1st Drive: '08 MINI Clubman
'08 Smart Fourtwo
Comparison: '08 BMW 135i
'06 R53 MCS vs '07 R56 MCS
'07 R56 JCW (Stage 1)
'07 MINI Cooper S Long Term
'07 BMW Z4 M Coupe
'07 MINI Cooper & Cooper S
Audio: '07 MC/MCS at the Track
'06 JCW GP Long term
Reader Review: JCW GP
'06 JCW Cooper S Long Term
Comparison: '06 Lotus Elise
Comparison: '06 Mazda MX5
Comparison: '06 UK Focus ST
Comparison: '06 Civic Si
Comparison: '04 TVR T350
Comparison: '06 Nissan 350z
Comparison: '06 VW GTI w/DSG
Podcast: Cooper S Auto
Podcast: BMW 325i
Podcast: JCW MC Soundkit
'04 JCW MINI Cooper Tuning Kit
'05 MCS: One Month Review
'05 MCS Auto
'05 JCW S 1st Drive
'05 MINI Cooper
'05 MCS Conv. Long Term
'05 MINI Cooper S
'05 MCS Cabrio 1st Drive
'04 JCW MCS First Drive
'04 MC w/JCW Tuning Kit
'04 MINI Cooper CVT
'02 MCS 3 year Review
Autocrossing the MINI Range