2013 MINI JCW GP Video, First Look: 2012 Paris Motor Show

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

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.

Arguably the first real sports car from Mini, the JCW GP uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that makes 211 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm. The little car proved to be a real rocket while running around the Nurburgring, setting a 8:23 lap time on the North Loop. Only 2000 units will be produced, making the car all the more exclusive and rare.

Check out AutoGuide’s first look video below.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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