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Mini GP at Geneva Motor Show

The Mini Cooper S with John Cooper Works (JCW) GP Kit will make its first public viewing at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

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.

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