MINI John Cooper Works GP Makes US Debut: 2012 LA Auto Show

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MINI John Cooper Works GP Makes US Debut: 2012 LA Auto Show
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As expected, the MINI John Cooper Works GP has made its American debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show today. Continue Reading...

MINI JCW GP to Be Hatch Only

MINI JCW GP to Be Hatch Only
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As MINI prepares to debut its John Cooper Works (JCW) GP model at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the British automaker has all but confirmed that the high-performance model will come in hatchback form only. Continue Reading...

MINI JCW Countryman Starts at $35,550

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MINI JCW Countryman Starts at $35,550
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Mini has just announced pricing for the Countryman John Cooper Works edition, revealing that after all the speed oriented goodies are tacked on, the small crossover will cost $35,550. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Track-Ready New Cars Under $60,000

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Top 10 Track-Ready New Cars Under $60,000
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Driving is a mundane task for some people, but for others it’s a sport, and there’s no better proving ground than a track. Automakers see that opportunity as well, and love to offer up cars that are designed specifically with track use in mind. Take a look at the latest offering from Subaru and Scion,… Continue Reading...

MINI John Cooper Works GP Shows Off its Radical Aerodynamics – Video

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The MINI John Cooper Works GP was unveiled back in May, flexing an impressive Nurburgring lap time of 8 minutes and 23 seconds. The British automaker figured it was time to show off the radical aerodynamics that helped achieve that time. Continue Reading...

New MINI JCW Engine to Get Improved MPG, Automatic Transmission Option

New MINI JCW Engine to Get Improved MPG, Automatic Transmission Option
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The John Cooper Works (JCW) MINI lineup will all get a revised 1.6-liter engine based on its predecessor with performance numbers being the same at 208-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Continue Reading...

MINI JCW Engine Tuning Kit Announced for Coupe and Roadster

MINI JCW Engine Tuning Kit Announced for Coupe and Roadster
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MINI announced the John Cooper Works version of its coupe last week, but if it is only performance you are after without the added paint and plastic, MINI will install the JCW engine kit on your existing MINI coupe or roadster. The engine kit will boost the power of the coupe up to 197 hp, along with… Continue Reading...

MINI Countryman Coupe Looks Production Ready in Spy Photos

MINI Countryman Coupe Looks Production Ready in Spy Photos
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The MINI Paceman concept was revealed to us at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, and will hit dealer showrooms in early 2013 badged as the Countryman Coupe.  Continue Reading...

2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP to Debut in May

2013 MINI John Cooper Works GP to Debut in May
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The MINI Cooper S JCW GP is getting updated, and will debut at the Mini United 2012 event in La Castellet, France this May. This new John Cooper Works GP MINI promises to be the brands most sports focused model yet. We have already caught a glimpse of the new car thanks to some spy photos,… Continue Reading...

MINI John Cooper Works Rally Car Wins First International Rally

MINI John Cooper Works Rally Car Wins First International Rally
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MINI was proud to announce today that a John Cooper Works Super Production Car (SPC) captured its first FIA International event win this past weekend. Driver Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari took the checkered flag home at the Qatar International Rally, the first found in the 2012 Middle East Rally Championship (MERC). Al Kuwari had his brother, Nassar… Continue Reading...

MINI Countryman May Get WRC Inspired Street Car

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MINI Countryman May Get WRC Inspired Street Car
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With a huge gulf existing between the road-going version of the MINI Countryman and the WRC-ready version, a halo version that could bridge the gap between urban crossover and full-blown race car could be an asset for MINI, and help them leverage some of the image boost that their rally program will provide, especially in… Continue Reading...