MINI has announced plans to introduce the John Cooper Works GP II at the MINI United Festival in May.

MINI has announced plans to introduce the John Cooper Works GP II at the MINI United Festival in May.

Details are limited, but the company says the model will have a "high-performance turbo engine, racing-oriented suspension technology and exclusive, aerodynamically optimized body components." That a little vague, but speculation suggests the car will have a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with approximately 220 hp (164 kW / 223 PS).

In related news, MINI announced plans to celebrate their 10th anniversary in the United States by introducing a special edition at the New York Auto Show. It will be based on the Cooper and be offered in three colors - red, white and blue.

Note: photos of old JCW GP kit show

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