MINI Cooper S (F56) JCW GP

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Description

The third-generation Mini was launched in 2014 and followed by a facelift in 2018. The flagship version of the Cooper S F56 generation – the MINI John Cooper Works GP – was launched in 2019 with a limited production of 3,000 units, following the legacy of its predecessors, the R53 JCW GP and the R56 JCW GP, with more power, a track-focused setup and aggressive aerodynamic aids.

Under the bonnet, the four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine produces 306 hp / 225 kW of power and 450 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful MINI of all time. The 75 PS / 55 kW power upgrade over the Cooper S F56 JCW Challenge is achieved through a larger intake, new oil supply and cooling concept, model-specific sports exhaust system and upgraded turbocharger. The engine is mated to the 8-speed Steptronic transmission which sends the power to the front wheels with the help of an integrated mechanical differential lock. The car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5,1 seconds and has a top speed of 265 km/h.

The model-specific suspension set-up was developed at the Nürburgring Nordschleife and other race tracks. It includes optimised single-joint spring strut for the front wheels, multilink rear axle, wider tracks, newly designed swivel bearings enabling increased camber levels on the front wheels, stiffer dampers, lowered springs by 10 millimetres and specially adapted auxiliary springs, dampers and stabilisers. The high-performance brake system comprises 4-piston fixed-caliper 360mm disc brakes on the front and single-piston floating-calliper brakes at the back

Visually, the MINI JCW GP is distinguished by the additional wheel arch covers made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (the front one is individually numbered for each vehicle), the more aggressive front and rear bumper add-ons, the different grille with red accents, the huge rear wing, the darkened Union Jack taillights, the new diffuser, the central dual exhaust pipes with matt brushed stainless steel trim (90 mm each) and the signature 18″ four-spoke rims shod in 225/35 tires. The only paint option is the Racing Grey metallic combined with Melting Silver metallic, high-gloss Chili Red, Rosso Red metallic matt, and black accents.

Inside, we find two bucket seats with integrated headrests, Dinamica/leather upholstery, red seatbelts and contrasting stitching, a red metal bar at the back, a 3D printed numbered badge on the dashboard, sports steering wheel with Nappa leather upholstery, 3D printed metal gear-shift paddles, a 5″ digital instrument cluster and a 6,5″ screen in the central instrument panel.

 

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Additional information

Model

Mini Cooper S (F56) Works GP

Production

2019-2020

Segment

B

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1998 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Electronic Injection

Power (hp)

306

Power (kw)

225

Power (@rpm)

@5000-6250 rpm

Torque (Nm)

450

Torque (@rpm)

@1750-4500 rpm

0-100km/h

5,1

Top Speed (km/h)

265 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

165 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

7,3

CO2 (g/km)

167 g/km

Gearbox

8 AT

Weight

Length

3714 mm

Width

4006 mm

Height

1425 mm

Wheelbase

2495 mm

Front Track

1501 mm

Rear Track

1501 mm

Boot Space

278

Tire Size

225/35 R18

Front Brakes

360 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

Discs