2021 GP

I don’t really take notice of MINI now, though I still have friends that drive them – I do see the next GP is now up for pre-order at $44,900 in USA (a lot more expensive than the original GP, but not so much higher than the second generation). I see also that it’s planned to make 3,000 rather than the previous 2,000; so they won’t be so unique this time …

The huge rear spoiler and huge 300hp engine make me wonder if this is a road car any more, or just a track car … for more see MINI USA.

2018 GP?

There was a lot of MINI press this week about a “MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept: Racing without compromise … Inspired by the carmaker’s legendary triumphs in the Monte Carlo Rally exactly 50 years ago, this design study embodies undiluted dynamic flair and the ultimate in driving fun – on both the race track and the road. The concept car picks up the baton from the 2012 MINI John Cooper Works GP and 2006 MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Kit …”

You can read the press release here and check out a sample of the released photos and concept art, below:


UPDATE: MotoringFile posted an article including link to this video:


UPDATE: another video: