Good news for fans of the second coming of the MINI John Cooper Works GP. After official confirmation that 20 GP2s will be coming to Australia, word has come our way suggesting the actual number of Australian-bound GP2s will now total 30 cars.
Remember worldwide production of the new GP is only 2000, so if MINI Australia has increased their allocation by 50% we reckon they deserve a pat on the back.
And if you think that’s good, wait until you hear the price. Our source says the GP2 is expected to be priced around $60K, plus on roads. True that’s not cheap, but it’s not too bad for a limited-run model very likely to gain cult status.
We expect MINI Australia to remain quiet for a while yet. The JCW GP isn’t due to arrive down under until early next year, so we don’t expect to hear any official confirmation of pricing and local spec until late this year at the earliest.