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AUTO NEWS – New 300bhp 2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP III spied

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New 300bhp 2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP III spied


MINI has confirmed {that a} new John Cooper Works GP hatch is within the pipeline, and these spy photographs reveal the agency’s subsequent hardcore sizzling hatch forward of an anticipated unwrapping in direction of the tip of 2019. 

Clearly, the John Cooper Works GP III is a step above the common John Cooper Works fettled Cooper S, primarily based on these photos. We are able to clearly see way more aggressive bodywork, with new aerodynamic sculpting on the entrance and wildly flared wheelarches, essential to accomodate the circuit-biased MINI’s wider fron and rear tracks. The sq. form of the brand new wheelarches is a contact taken immediately from the MINI GP Idea revealed on the Frankfurt Motor Present in 2017.

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Elsewhere, an enormous new rear wing sits on the hatchback bootlid too. The John Cooper Works GP III within the image rides on five-spoke wheels, however teaser photos issued by MINI reveal that it will get the GP’s trademark four-spoke alloys. 

It’s going to launch in 2020, and MINI has confirmed it will characteristic a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with greater than 300bhp. Like earlier GP fashions, it will likely be in-built a restricted manufacturing run, with solely 3,000 items accessible on the market worldwide.

It would draw inspiration from the John Cooper Works GP Idea from the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Present. As such upgrades over the present range-topper, the John Cooper Works, will probably embrace a reworked suspension setup, larger brakes, a widened monitor, a brand new differential and a redesigned exterior with practical aerodynamics.

The engine will probably be a highly-tuned model of the two.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit from the usual MINI JCW. To attain MINI’s “greater than 300bhp” declare, we count on it will likely be fitted with a bigger turbocharger, a brand new intercooler system and reworked exhaust.

The showroom model most likely gained’t go to the identical weight-saving extremes because the idea, however it’s anticipated to shed a couple of kilos over the usual John Cooper Works, with no rear seats to be discovered.

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AUTO NEWS – New 300bhp 2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP III spied
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