Trademark MINI style and innovation lifted straight from the race track meet up to shape the unrivalled character of a John Cooper Works model, giving the MINI sub-mark an aphorism for powerful go-kart feeling and genuine day-to-day usability. Furthermore, a brand-new contender for pole position has risen to take this successful concept to the next level and offer the guarantee of ultimate driving satisfaction to the small car class.
MINI John Cooper Works Concept provides a step up to the future generation of the premium sports model. The study vehicle will be displayed for the first time ever at the upcoming 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and flies the banner for ingenious sportiness in vintage John Cooper Works style, with highlights that include elite body paintwork in Bright Highways Gray, prominent MINI red color accents, custom-made aerodynamic elements and 18-inch John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels in a freshly manufactured design.
The exhilaratingly sporty driving experience inside a John Cooper Works model is the aftereffect of a comprehensive concept created on the back of the brand's numerous years of motor sport experience. The exact interplay of the ultra-high-performance powertrain and chassis innovation with the vehicle’s aerodynamically enhanced exterior components guarantees that the deft and surefooted manoeuvrability we have been familiar with as the MINI go-kart feeling radiates exceptionally in remarkably sporty driving conditions as well. The outcome is hardcore driving satisfaction, taken into another level by the MINI John Cooper Works Concept.
Perfect basis and extensive racing expertise deliver a new dimension in extreme driving fun.
The John Cooper Works Concept is built on the most recent generation MINI. Its origins are indubitably distinguishable in the elongated wheelbase and more extensive track above the outgoing model, which has an immediate impact on the vehicle’s driving attributes. The model variations of the all-new MINI available from debut have already revealed themselves to be all the more potent, punchy and deft than their outgoing models. Weight savings and enhanced aerodynamic qualities have likewise added significantly to the new vehicle’s driving abilities - and these improvements moreover have a positive impact on the MINI John Cooper Works Concept.
Huge air intakes - filling the space saved for fog lights in the series-created MINI models - and accurately shaped air-channeling components mark out the front apron of the MINI John Cooper Works Concept, which likewise showcases LED headlights and a black surround for the front grille. The model-specific John Cooper Works aerodynamic unit likewise contains exclusively contoured side skirts and a rear apron with folds and a diffuser component. The study vehicle likewise highlights a roof spoiler and extra body components built to channel air effectively around the C-pillars for enhanced aerodynamics at high speeds.
Exclusive body paintwork, familiar contrast colour.
The Bright Highways Gray exterior paint shade owes its dynamic trait to a distinct production process. The hand-polished surface layer is finished with a clear coat and the resulting lustrous sheen of the paintwork significantly accentuates the dazzling structures of its color layer. Radiating purity and robustness, this paint finish is supplemented by John Cooper Works trademarks such as differentiating red for the roof, roof spoiler and exterior mirror tops.
Likewise included are Sport Stripes - in Chili Red for the bonnet and boot lid, and in white for the roof. Extra red accents embellish the rim wells of the John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels, the side indicator surrounds, the calipers of the sports brakes, and the contour lines of the front and rear apron. A red accent line likewise gives specific emphasis to the John Cooper Works logo on the radiator grille.
Another element of the concept vehicle’s remarkable sporting focus can be seen in the center of the rear apron. The MINI John Cooper Works Concept is equipped with a sports exhaust system which includes the John Cooper Works silencer system, and the stunning twin tailpipes with chrome finish likewise carry the John Cooper Works logo. With the new premium sports model destined to profit by further improvement, these elements suggest its alluringly sporting aura won't be limited to visual elements: a distinguishable engine soundtrack guarantees to share center stage.