It is inspired by the brand’s motor racing achievements and is limited to 3,000 units worldwide.
The flat front section with its wide track, large front apron, flared wheel arches and a rear wing visible even from the front harks of dynamic performance.
The use of lightweight materials such as carbon fibre optimises the power-to-weight ratio, while the axle load distribution promises the go-kart feeling.
The rear section echoes the distinctive front and side design. The roof spoiler is not only a statement in sporty styling but a practical element to create the right amount of ownforce.
The interior combines sporty flair with colour accentuations.
The dark colour and material concept creates a reduced, sporty basic mood, with high-quality coloured details at selected points. In the driver area, the new free-standing digital instrument cluster on the steering column puts the relevant information in the driver's field of vision as required by the situation at hand.
The latest production techniques such as 3D printing round off the special interior experience. A striking highlight from the driver's perspective are the aluminium shift paddles on the sports steering wheel – made using 3D printers.
The large "GP” lettering in the rear panel is achieved by the use of different grains and gives the interior a fresh spin. Behind the front seats, a red cross-brace generates a racing atmosphere.
The hot hatch is propelled by a 2.0-litre turbocharged mill that makes 302hp and 450Nm of torque, available from a lowly 1,750rpm. This is a 74-hp boost over the standard JCW. The car goes from zero to 100kph in 5.1 seconds and peaks at 265kph.
The MINI John Cooper Works GP is already on sale in Thailand, which has been allocated 30 units, priced at 4.2 million baht (RM573,000) apiece.