MINI held its European press launch of the JCW last week in Spain and as customary also dropped a series of videos of the event. While most are of the dry b-roll variety (except the first which is questionably “rocking”) they do give us a great look at the car.

One note, for some reason MINI decided to launch the car at the event with the worst looking and smallest JCW wheels available. And in another misstep, reportedly all press cars were automatics. While the updated Aisin 6 speed is surprisingly good, it would seem that the character of the car isn’t entirely unlocked until there’s a manual between the seats.

Look for our full review this summer.