Mini JCW GP2: Reader's Car of the Week


Aren't we lucky to live in a world with the BMW M2? It's a sublime machine, providing staunch rear-driver dynamics without ever feeling scary or unpredictable. Anyone with even a smidgen of love for driving can exploit the talents of this six-cylinder-powered two-door. This beguiling performance does, however, come at a cost. Literally. Funding the drinking habit of a car of this calibre is no cheap task, nor is having to provide for unforeseen maintenance costs, such as a couple of new tyres at £250 a pop thanks to punctures. Just ask PHer Brainpox.

Having made the difficult, but completely understandable, decision to part with a much-loved M2, then, Brainpox decided to purchase a used Mini JCW GP2. Yes, it's technically a downgrade, but as you'll know, this two-seat hot hatch is as focused on the job of entertaining as its BMW Group cousin. With 218hp, it ain't no slouch, either.

Brainpox has only recently made the switch, yet already the GP is under his skin, requiring fewer visits to the pump and asking much less of his bank balance. But the improvements aren't just financial. Head over to the thread to see for yourself what else has Brainpox smitten...

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