For fans of the Mini Cooper, it is now truly time to put the pedal to the metal and take off with the quickest Mini Cooper to ever hit the streets. Just to showcase exactly how fast this new vehicle is, the 2012 John Cooper Works GP completed a lap at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 8 minutes and 23 seconds. That is almost 19 seconds faster than the previous version that hit the track around six years earlier, making it the fastest Mini Cooper.
A good amount of the speed is due to alterations in the engine block. While the engine is now able to produce 228 horsepower, over the previous top 215 horsepower, it really is more of other adjustments that have made the vehicle that much faster. Plus, drivers who are looking for something sporty, the new Mini is going to feature a set of six-pot brakes on the front axle, which is going to improve the adhesion. Now, with all of the mechanical improvements that went into the vehicle, it is important to understand the interior of the vehicle does not have all of the same design features. In fact, on the inside of the new, faster than ever Mini, it features two Recaro race seats that are constructed of the same interior fabric that has been seen inside of Minis for years.
For anyone who is interested in purchasing such a vehicle, it is important to move quickly, as the company is only going to sell 2000 of the vehicle. Currently though, there has not been any sort of price released on the vehicle, although it is by everyone’s guess that it is not going to stray too much from the 25,000 pound price tag. More information regarding the fastest Mini Cooper, both regarding the interior and the exterior, should come to fruition in the next few weeks.