As the launch of the second-generation MINI John Cooper Works GP draws near the long awaited technical specifications for the car have been leaked online.
Those expecting a big power increase from the 155kW offered in the regular JCW model will be disappointed to see only an extra 5kW has been liberated from the 1.6 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine. There is no increase in maximum torque, with the above grab noting the GP2 will have 260Nm (280Nm with overboost function).
There have been slight improvements in official 0â€“100 times and top speed. The GP2 can reach 100km/h in 6.3 seconds (6.5s for the JCW) and has a top speed of 242km/h (238km/h in the JCW). Weight for both models is the same at 1235kg.
Where the GP2 will differ from the standard JCW is in suspension tune. Adjustable coilovers will be standard equipment, along with six-pot brakes and Recaro sports seats. In addition to the model specific aero features, a specially tuned DSC mode will be included with the GP2.
Semi-slick Kumho Ecsta V700 tyres are the default fitment on the four-spoke 17″ alloys, although buyers can choose regular street tyres as a no cost option.
Internally, the GP package goes by the 7KH option code. A list of inclusions and available options can be seen after the break, by clicking on the image shown to view a larger version. If you click on the image above you’ll see the tech specs of the GP compared alongside the JCW.