The fastest, most powerful production Mini ever will reach 62mph in under 6.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 146mph. The GP has a power output of 218bhp, 136bhp per litre, and a maximum torque of 181lbs/ft.
There will be 2,000 of the special production models built, 444 of which are bound for the UK in July, priced at £22,000.
Standard equipment includes: limited slip differential, dynamic stability control, Recaro sports seats in ‘panther black’ leather, single CD, air-conditioning and a multi-function steering wheel. The car also features JCW sports brakes, JCW sports suspension and exclusive low-profile tyres and 18-inch light-alloy rims.
The special edition will only be available in exclusive metallic paintwork called ‘thunder blue’ combined with a ‘pure silver’ roof and ‘chili red’ door mirrors.