Last week MINI finally began the launch process for the 2015 JCW. First up was the European launch where a handful of journalists from the UK and Europe had a chance to drive identically specced automatic JCWs (with those awful and awfully small looking 17″ wheels) around the island of Mallorca and the Circuito RennArena. While our first full drive and review won’t be happening a bit, we wanted to bring you the full collection of photos from the event. They are our best look yet of the new JCW and its gorgeous exclusive green paint.

As we mentioned in the video post of the same event, make note of those wheels. If you’re getting a JCW we implore you to either choose the 18″ wheels or at least get these 17″ wheels in the optional black. The world will be a better place.