The MINI JCW GP is a car that we here at MotoringFile hold in rather high esteem. While certainly not for everyone, it’s a package deal of everything the second generation MINI has to offer in terms of a pure driving experience and special JCW touches. It’s a car MINI created not to make money on (because like the 2006 GP, MINI likely lost money on this model), but out of sheer brand enthusiasm.
Turns out we’re not the only ones who feel that way. EVO has included the second generation MINI JCW GP in its list of final contenders for EVO Car of the Year. Watch the two-part video presentation below to see how the GP fairs against heavy hitting super cars from Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Alpha Romeo, Mercedes Benz and Audi. Where the humble GP ranks in this pantheon of halo cars may surprise you.