Another in what has been a long line of reviews. You’ve seen all the pictures, read all the complaints about the speedometer and torque steer. So, what’s left? Car Magazine would like to leave you with this.

>However, this is a special car. It signals the proper debut of JCW as a sub-brand and marks the occasion with a machine that is suitably different in character to not only the Cooper S but everything else in the hot-hatch class. It is fascinating – switching from benign to barmy in an instant and leaving a grin on your face like few other cars on sale today. Yes, we like it. A lot.

Almost all of the reviews I read were identical in saying, even with it’s faults, the JCW MINI is just a great car. And you will be able to buy in the US very soon as well. Plus, if you are attending MTTS in Chicago or LA, you will get the chance to drive one yourself!

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