R56 MINI JCW GP on the way

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MINI JCW GP prototype

This blurry screen grab was taken from a brief video showing what appears to be a new MINI JCW GP prototype. The footage was filmed in Germany and provides a few clues with its camouflage covering the large rear wing and revised lower valance/wannabe diffuser. Minor engine improvements are likely, along with model-specific suspension and alloy wheels.

You may also be interested to note it seems the R56 Hatch will be used as the basis for the GP, rather than the Coupé that was used in last year’s Nürburgring 24 hour race.

The upcoming MINI United event in May shapes as the most likely launch date for the ‘GP2’. The original MINI JCW GP was first revealed at the 2005 MINI United gathering. If that’s the case then we only have a couple of months to wait.

[Source: MotoringFile]