The annual Dakar Rally has been casting some doubt on whether four-wheel drive is really the superior technology for serious off-road racing. Peugeot has exploited regulation incentives for 2WD vehicles to the fullest, taking home back-to-back victories, including a 1-2-3 finish at this year's event. Show More Summary
Mini and the X-Raid Team will head to the 2018 Dakar Rally with not one, but two rally racers. The Mini John Cooper Works Rally will return, but the all-new John Cooper Works Buggy also will tear up the terrain. Mini revealed the Buggy rally racer Tuesday and noted its rear-wheel-drive layout. While the Mini JCW Rally features an all-wheel-drive...
Mini has unveiled the cars it will be taking to the 2018 Dakar Rally, showcasing two very different approaches to desert-destroying performance. Along with the all-wheel drive John Cooper Works Rally, the company will be lining up with the rear-driven John Cooper Works Buggy. The company, which has a long-running partnership with X-raid, won the […]
Mini has taken to the 2017 SEMA show floor and brought with it a number of upgrade gifts. Owners of the Countryman and Clubman now have a foot in the John Cooper Works mod game thanks to a new kit. It's not just a looks upgrade either, as Mini is ready to unlock some more power as well. This is a proper use of SEMA for an automaker, one that's...
For the first time, Mini gives its Clubman model all-wheel-drive, and with the high-power John Cooper Works engine, it's mad fun.
Its just a concept because really, did you expect Mini to sell a car with a factory rollcage?
The all-electric MINI concept will be unveiled at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, Germany next month, as the sub-branch of BMW Group now previews a more racing-focused MINI with the John Cooper Works GP Concept, also to be revealed at that same auto show. Drawing inspiration from the 2006 MINI Cooper S Works […]
Is Mini absolutely sure these will not be available for purchase?
Mini is hinting at a new generation of its John Cooper Works GP with a concept set to debut next week at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. For those unfamiliar with the GP badge, it denotes a vehicle one step above the John Cooper Works grade. Mini tends to use it towards the end of the product cycle, and so far we’ve only seen it used on the...
Mini's not-always-so-mini production line-up is an acquired taste, but its concepts and special editions often show unique styling and ideas that lend to broader appeal. Whether it's a tent plopped squarely atop a Countryman roof, aShow More Summary
It's supposed to be the purest expression of driving fun.
The sickest looking MINI ever. It sports an aggressive new grille, a carbon fiber aero kit, awesome Union Jack taillamps, and a stripped down interior with a roll cage and racing seats. No word yet on power or other performance improvements, but it’ll surely pack many.
mini has ramped up the performance factor on its john cooper works model with a new concept, headed for the frankfurt motor show. called the jcw gp concept, the competition-inspired mini points the way to the third-generation gp hatch. Show More Summary
Mini is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Monte Carlo Rally success with the unveiling of the Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept at next week’s Frankfurt motor show. The company is calling the concept, without a hint of irony, “the maximum Mini”. Rauno Aaltonen and Henry Liddon won the gruelling event in a Mini Cooper […]
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It's small, it's wide and it looks ready to party.
sports cars and suvs couldn't be more different if they tried. despite both containing the s-word, the former is designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts, the while the latter seems to be a random assembly of vaguely connected words. Show More Summary
The market penetration for Mini’s John Cooper Works (JCW) performance models in Australia sits at about double the global average — a similar situation to that enjoyed by parent company BMW Australia’s M Division. Mini’s JCW sales are currently running at about 10 per cent of its total in Australia, equal to about 230 units […]