MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS GP RETURNS
Hardcore limited-edition Mini makes a comeback - and this time it's the fastest Mini ever
That makes it almost 19 seconds quicker than the original Works GP, though still a little way off the official front-wheel drive production record, which was set by a Megane Renaultsport 265 Trophy last summer.
If its predecessor and that lap time are anything to go by, the new Works GP will receive a mild power massage (current betting is somewhere around 220hp to 230hp), while the loss of the rear seats and additional weight saving should cut a few tens of kilos from the kerbweight.
The new Mini cooper JCW GP is limited to a build run of 2,000 cars and is due to go on sale later this year.