Autocar Drives the JCW GP

Matt Prior and the team over at <em>Autocar</em> have whipped up a doozy of a JCW GP Review. Covering design, interior, performance, ride, costs and other criteria, it's eight web pages full of GP scrutiny. The context: how would the new GP stack up against the old one?

MF Review: Driving the JCW GP in the Wild

This week I had the opportunity to not just drive the 2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP, but drive it on real, imperfect roads. Specifically, I was able to put the car through its paces on the narrow, rough mountain roads outside Ponce, in Puerto Rico. Gabe drove this limited edition car for the first time in Spain a few months back as part of the international product launch, but that was on the track. Impressive as the car was in that context, we both wondered what the car would be like in the wild.