MINI Cooper S (R53) JCW GP
Mini Cooper S MK1 (R53) was launched in 2001 as the performance derivative of the premium B-Segment vehicle that the company developed and offered under BMW ownership. In 2006, the John Cooper Works company launched an even more focused, powerful and lighter limited edition – the Mini Cooper S MK1 (R53) Works GP (only produced in 2000 units).
The longitudinal control arms on the rear axle were made of aluminium, and the omission of the sound-deadening material and the rear seats have made further weight reductions. Modifications to the intercooler as well as engine tuning measures increased power output of the supercharged 1.6-litre engine on a standard MINI Cooper S JCW by 8bhp. In order that such power and the high maximum torque of 245 Nm are transferred securely to the road, the car featured a Limited Slip Differential and Dynamic Stability Control as standard. Finally it came with igh-performance brakes by John Cooper Works featuring red-lacquered brake calipers on the front wheels as well as specially-designed weight-reduced 18-inch alloy wheels.
The special edition was only be available in grey-blue metallic combined with a Pure Silver roof and Chili Red wing mirrors. A new aerodynamics package – front and rear aprons, a wing-shaped rear spoiler, underbody panelling and even lower side sills had been added. The air scoop on the bonnet and in the front apron also came in Pure Silver. Interior standard equipment included Recaro sports seats (only at the front), single CD, air-conditioning and a multi-function steering wheel.
Mini Cooper S MK1 (R53) Works GP
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294 mm Ventilated Discs
259 mm Discs