I mentioned earlier about the embargo lift, right?

This time, Channel4.com gets a chance at the JCW MINI and have quite a bit to say. Their review stretching across 10 pages including a gallery.

>The added bonus is that the JCW is emits just 165g/km of carbon dioxide and fuel consumption is a very creditable 40.4mpg on the combined cycle. You get the best of both worlds: awesome performance and cheap running costs. So what’s the catch? That’ll be the £21K purchase price, which certainly concentrates the mind. You have a simple choice: do you want to pay an extra £4,750 to get a little extra performance, or hand over £16,245 for the standard Cooper S, which still takes you from 0-60mph in a pretty handy 7.1 seconds?

Pretty sure it’s the only review to mention fuel economy, emissions and price. Looks like it’s even expensive in the UK. But there’s still more.

>The Mini’s seating is still a little too firm, but it is easy to get a decent driving position. The steering wheel adjusts for reach and rake and while it’s not exsctly limo-like, you do feel reassuringly cosseted behind the wheel of a JCW.

A very in-depth review if you are looking for loads of information. Worth checking out.

Mini John Cooper Works (2008-) Review
] Channel4.com