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 |  Nov 28 2012, 7:22 PM

As expected, the MINI John Cooper Works GP has made its American debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show today.

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 |  Nov 15 2012, 7:31 AM

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.

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 |  Nov 13 2012, 6:15 PM

Two exciting MINI models will be making their U.S. debut at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show later this month. 

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 3:20 PM

Going after the big boys in the sports car world, Mini just debuted the Mini JCW GP, the brand’s fastest car yet at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. 

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 5:26 AM

As a part of the ever evolving language of the Internet, if you’re writing in all caps, you’re screaming. That’s what MINI appears to be doing with its new JCW GP model; and rightly so.

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 |  Sep 06 2012, 12:20 PM

Despite the information leaking early, as it so often does, the MINI JCW GP was just officially released, confirming the specifications that leaked yesterday.

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 |  Sep 05 2012, 12:43 PM

We have already seen the Mini JCW GP in the flesh, and now details have leaked revealing that the car will make 218 hp, and achieve a top speed of about 150 mph.

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 |  Aug 12 2012, 12:52 PM

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.

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 |  Jul 26 2012, 6:38 PM

Setting an official time at the Nürburgring is a standard test for any car that would like to be considered a sports car, and Mini just released a video of its sportiest car, the John Cooper Works GP edition, setting its official lap time at the ‘Ring. 

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 |  Jul 13 2012, 7:31 AM

As strange as it may sound, it appears that MINI has cancelled its JCW GP Coupe model before it ever hit the streets and in the hands of buyers.

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 |  May 14 2012, 8:45 AM

The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week:

Carroll Shelby: How One Man Changed the Automotive World

Born to Warren Hall Shelby and Eloise Lawrence Shelby on January 11, 1923, it wouldn’t be until 1952

 

 

MINI JCW GP Revealed With 8:19 Nurburgring Lap Time

Painted and styled much like the JCW Countryman we saw in Geneva, MINI has announced its John Cooper Works GP

 

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 |  Apr 18 2012, 8:10 AM

First came rumors of the return of the MINI Cooper JCW GP, then came the spy photos. Now it would appear as though MINI is also planning a GP version of its new Coupe model.

Give-aways on this car include the same rear diffuser as we saw on the GP version of the hard top Cooper model, as well as the same 18-inch wheels – which we’re not a fan of. Absent, however, is the large rear spoiler, which makes some sense as the Coupe has its own retractable unit.

The move only makes sense as the Coupe is positioned as the highest performance model in the MINI lineup. When it does arrive, look for an even higher output version of the John Cooper Works turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder making around 200 hp.

With the original MINI GP model limited to just 2,000 units, expect this car to also be in short supply.

GALLERY: MINI Coupe JCW GP

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Rear AutoGuide’s 2012 MINI Coupe Review and watch our Video Review Here

 |  Apr 04 2012, 11:32 AM

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, and it will be getting a new lowered suspension system, a large rear spoiler, a new front bumper, 18-inch wheels and a new rear diffuser.

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