Mini John Cooper Works GP price starts at £28,790

Mini has just dropped a bunch of new images and details on its new John Cooper Works GP that we first saw in May. The car will be making its public debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later this month.

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Power for the Mini John Cooper Works comes from a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged engine that has been upgraded to make up to 218-hp. Mated to a 6-spee manual transmission, the Mini John Cooper Works GP goes from 0 to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds with a mid-range acceleration from 50 to 75 mph time in fifth gear of 5.9 seconds. Top speed is limited to 150 mph.

The engineers are Mini also upgraded the suspension with influence from motorsport. For the first time on a Mini, a model features an individually adjustable coilover suspension, which allows ride height to be lowered by up to 20 millimeters.

The Mini John Cooper Works GP will cost £28,790 ($45,883 USD) in the UK. No word on if the fast Mini will come to the United States.

– By: Omar Rana