In about an hour a nice man will drop off a grey MINI in our driveway. Thunder grey. The JCW GP represents the pinnacle of the brand in many ways. But what is it like to commute, road-trip and and just live with the thing? Over the course of a week we intend to find out.


14 years ago this week we had the original JCW GP for a week. The experience and the subsequent review is something that we still reference today. It was cold, snowy and the grip the runlet Dunlops produced was minimal. But we loved every mile. This week looks to be much better in terms of weather. But will the car thrill as much as that original GP did? Let’s find out.

In the meantime what do you want to know about this car? And answers can we give you? Let us know in the comments below.