It has managed to achieve a Nurburgring lap time of 8 minutes 23 seconds which is a full 19 seconds quicker than its predecessor.

MINI has released the first details of a limited production John Cooper Works GP II special edition that has claimed the title of the fastest MINI ever built.

The newest performance MINI model is a natural successor to the MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Kit. It has managed to achieve a Nurburgring lap time of 8 minutes 23 seconds which is a full 19 seconds quicker than its predecessor.

The powertrain, chassis and aerodynamics have been directly derived from motorsports and it also features an adjustable race suspension system. The exterior has evidently benefited from a more aggressive body kit that includes large front and rear aprons, striking side skirts and a bespoke roof spoiler.

Official specifications of the power unit have not been released at this time but taking the predecessor into account we can speculate the new MINI JCW GP will have around 220-230hp.

The MINI John Cooper Works GP Edition II will celebrate its world debut at the MINI United festival in Le Castellet, France on May 13th. Production is scheduled to begin later this year when a total of 2000 units will be available for sale.

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