Ian of GBMINI fame completed paperwork for the purchase of his Monterey Delivered GP today; this included getting a copy of the “certificate of origin” which reports the GP horsepower as 214 and also the GP shipped weight as 2580lbs. Ians C.O. for GBMINI#3 shows a shipped weight of 2723lbs – for a MINI with no sunroof and stock 16″ wheels.

So we have very early confirmation of a weight saving of 143lbs for a GP over Ian’s earlier MINI The first question is, how could this be? Ian’s other MCS is an automatic so that may account for some of it. And surely there will be some interesting theories in the comment section as well. But nonetheless it’s an impressive that some make the GP’s weight savings a bit more real than just numbers on a page.