MINI staged the North American debut of the 2013 John Cooper Works GP at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

MINI staged the North American debut of the 2013 John Cooper Works GP at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Essentially a last hurrah for the current-generation Cooper, the GP is available exclusively in Thunder Grey metallic and comes equipped with an aerodynamic body kit, tinted xenon headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The cabin boasts Recaro seats, a thick-rimmed steering wheel and piano black trim. There's also metallic accents, an anthracite roof liner and a tubular brace that replaces the rear bench.

Motivation is provided by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 211 bhp (157 kW) and 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 150 mph (241 km/h).

Only 500 units will be imported into the United States and pricing starts at $39,950. The company is currently accepting orders and the first deliveries are slated for March 2013.

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