Mini has unconcealed the JCW general practitioner are priced from $63,900 before on-road prices once it arrives in Australia.
That’s $12,500 quite a standard two-door Mini JCW, and a banging $22,200 quite a Cooper S.
It’s conjointly dearer than standard hot hatches just like the Honda Civic sort R and Volkswagen Golf R, though it manages to undercut the pared-back Renault Megane RS Trophy-R by $11,090.
Mini says a “small number” of the 3000 units being engineered are coming back to Australia, and pre-orders mean most of our allocation is already spoken for.
Like its predecessors, the new JCW general practitioner considerably a lot of centred than the regular mini line-up – the rear seats are gone, the body has been stiffened up, and there are customised mounts for the engine, transmission and suspension.
Power comes from a two.
0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine outputting 225kW and 450Nm.
If those figures sound acquainted, it’s as a result of the engine has been borrowed from the BMW X2 M35i – albeit with distinctive cooling systems designed to handle the crushing track work mini expects general practitioner house owners to undertake.
In a vital departure from its predecessors, the new JCW general practitioner won’t be offered with a manual transmission. Instead, it’s solely on the market with AN eight-speed automatic with paddles behind the handwheel.
To keep all that power in restraint, there’s a mechanical protection differential on the front shaft. Mini says the automotive can hit 100km/h in precisely five.2 seconds from standstill and can do 265km/hall out. That’s while not an electrical electric circuit, for what it’s price.
Mini has conjointly upped the visual drama with a wide-body kit manufactured from carbon-fibre strengthened plastic (CFRP).
Instead of employing a flat build plate to suggest that of the 3000 cards you’ve bought, mini can genuinely illuminate the building range on the GP’s front wheel arch extensions.
Inside, there’s less sound insulation than you get during a normal mini JCW, whereas the instruments, handwheel, seats, and kit selector trim are all distinctive.
Mini has conjointly fitted a five.0-inch digital instrument housing tailored from that within the electrical Cooper.