The 2013 MINI JCW GP has arrived in the U.S. and it costs $35,950. Power comes from a 215 hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine.

The 2013 MINI JCW GP has arrived in the U.S. and it costs $35,950.

The second generation of the MINI John Cooper Works GP is now available on order in the United States. At the heart of the most powerful MINI ever is a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 215 hp (160 kW) and 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque, enough to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.3 seconds.

It is $5,150 more expensive than the non GP variant but for the extra cost it does bring a fully-adjustable suspension and a 121 lb weight reduction. Despite going on a diet, the 2013 MINI JCW GP still weighs a hefty 2722 pounds (1235 kg). Other highlights include 335mm front brake discs, a lower 0.35 drag coefficient and GP Racing mode for ESP.

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