>It feels properly rapid â€“ the turbo spools up with almost no lag and the engineâ€™s strong mid-range makes for effortless urge in any gear. Passers by get to enjoy a rorty exhaust note, into which some over-run â€˜crackleâ€™ has been carefully engineered. But, unfortunately, inside the cabin it sounds flat and insipid.
And this was interesting.
>The most surprising thing about the John Cooper Works is just how much equipment it doesnâ€™t get â€“ and which has been reserved for the options list. Despite a pricetag that puts it into direct contention with a 2.0 TFSI Volkswagen Scirocco, the JCW makes do with same standard, unsupportive seats fitted to the standard Mini Cooper. Proper buckets are a pricey option.
Great review with even more to come.
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