5 things you need to know about the Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept

5 things you need to know about the Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept

Mini has revealed this rather staggering vehicle – the John Cooper Works GP Concept.

It’s impressive to look at, but what do we actually know about it? Well, here are the top five things we’ve been told ahead of the official unveiling of the wild-looking concept at next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

1. It’s inspired by the winning Monte Carlo Mini from 50 years ago

2. It’s lacking rear seats, door cards and a headliner – all in the quest for lower weight

3. It’s fitted with a full roll cage for better on-track rigidity and safety

4. It makes use of ‘3D Knitting’ – a new manufacturing process that’s worlds away from your gran’s favourite hobby

5. The car’s 0059 number references the year the classic Mini was first built: 1959

Keep an eye out for the John Cooper Works GP Concept at the show – it’s likely to be one of the standout motors of the event.

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