MINI is already testing the next-generation Cooper, but the company still has a few tricks up its sleeve for the current model.

Spy photographers have caught a mysterious prototype making the rounds at the Nürburgring. Nothing is official, but our spies speculate the model could be a special JCW Challenge Edition to celebrate this generation's end of life. We cannot confirm this, but the vehicle appears to have a reduced ride height, a new front fascia, an aggressive rear diffuser and a center-mounted dual exhaust system.

MINI Cooper JCW Challenge Edition spied at the Nürburgring