Head of MINI Design Anders Warming gets up close and personal with the features that make the new MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS GP so distinctive and so unbelievably fast. Just recently the MINI Cooper JCW GP went to Nurburgring and lapped the famous track in 8 minutes and 23 seconds.

The super sporty MINI is faster, in official Nurburgring times, than the Lotus Exige S, BMW 335i Coupe, Jaguar XKR, Audi RS4, and the list can go on.

The sportiest road-registered MINI ever made will go on sale later this year in a limited run of 2,000 cars. Underpinning the performance characteristics of the MINI John Cooper Works GP is exclusive powertrain, chassis and aerodynamics technology inspired directly by motor sport.