MINI'nin 2020 model John Cooper Works GP'si, 3.000 adet üretimle sınırlı olacak.

İngiliz otomobil üreticisi MINI, 2020 yılında satışa sunmayı planladığı John Cooper Works GP modelinin ilk teaser (ipucu) görüntülerini paylaştı. 2017 yılının Eylül ayındaki Frankfurt Otomobil Fuarı'nda bir konsept olarak sergilenen bu otomobilin ipucu görüntülerine baktığımızda, pist otomobili gibi bir görünümde olduğunu söyleyebiliriz. Özellikle arkada üst tarafta yer alan çift parçalı ve üzerinde GP yazısı bulunan rüzgarlık gibi parçaları aracı son derece sportif gösteriyor. Ayrıca difüzör ve jant tasarımı da aracın standart bir JCW olmadığını gösteren başka detaylar oluyor.

MINI'nin bugüne kadarki en güçlü ve en hızlı seri üretim otomobili olacağı belirtilen 2020 model JCW GP'nin turboşarjlı 4 silindirli bir motora sahip olacağı da açıklanıyor. Bu motorun güç değeri için ise 300 beygirin üzeri işaret ediliyor. MINI'nin ayrıca Countryman JCW ve Clubman JCW modellerinin de yine 300 beygir civarında bir güç üreteceklerini ve BMW X2 M35i adlı performanslı kompakt SUV ile aynı motoru kullanacaklarını da yakın zaman önce öğrenmiştik.

MINI John Cooper Works GP'de, bir GP versiyonu olmasından ötürü güçlü motora ve farklı gövde detaylarına ek olarak başka değişiklikler de yapılmış olacak. Örneğin bu versiyon, MINI JCW'den bile daha hafif olarak üretilecek. Süspansiyon sistemi ve fren sistemi gibi kısımlarda da geliştirmeler yapılacağı biliniyor. Daha spor bir şasiyle birlikte de tüm bu değişimler, çok dinamik bir ve son derece eğlenceli bir sürüş deneyimi sunmaya yetecektir.

MINI, bu ipucu görüntüleriyle birlikte yaptığı açıklamalarda önceki jenerasyon JCW GP'yi ve onun 8 dakika 23 saniyelik Nürburgring tur zamanını da hatırlattı. Yani yeni jenerasyon JCW GP ile de bir Nürburgring tur denemesi gerçekleşebilir. 2020 yılında piyasaya çıkacağını belirttiğimiz bu modelin üretim miktarının 3.000 adet ile sınırlı olacağı da açıklanan son bilgi oldu.

Kaynak: MINI

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Faster and more powerful than ever before: the new MINI John Cooper Works GP.

The British premium brand announces new version of the extremely sporty small car to come out in 2020 – 4-cylinder turbo engine with more than 220 kW/300 hp and motor racing technology by John Cooper Works promise a whole new dimension of performance and driving fun.

Munich. The abbreviation GP in connection with MINI regularly sparks the interest of racing enthusiasts who are fans of the British premium brand. And since the name of Name John Cooper Works is always mentioned in the same breath, the immediate effect is a sense of excitement at the imminent prospect of a very special model. And this is now justified: next year the new MINI John Cooper Works GP will be taking roads all over the world by storm – along with the hearts and minds of a particularly performance-oriented target group. The new edition of the top athlete in the model range is powered by a 4-cylinder engine with an output of more than 220 kW/300 hp and featuring MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology, making it by far the fastest and most powerful MINI ever to be approved for use on the road. Its market launch will call for fast decisions, too: the new MINI John Cooper Works GP is to be produced in a limited edition of just 3 000.

Anyone who gets the chance to take a seat in one of these exclusive, extremely athletic cars can look forward to pure driving fun and uncompromising race feeling. This was the promise offered at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in September 2017 when the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept with its powerfully emotional look was presented for the first time. Large front and rear aprons, a striking roof spoiler and the extensive use of lightweight materials left no doubt as to the sporty ambitions of the study.

Serial production development for the new MINI John Cooper Works GP is now entering its crucial phase – namely on the race track, where whole-vehicle testing is to be carried out in the course of the next few months. Drawing on tradition-steeped John Cooper Works expertise, the suspension developed specifically for this model will be precisely adapted to the exceptionally high output of the new engine. Rigorously defined aerodynamic properties and an optimised weight go together with the relevant drive and suspension technology to create an optimum all-in package for thrilling performance characteristics.

Focused application of motor racing technology and expertise lays the foundation for new records in the fight against the clock. The benchmark here is the top athlete of the last MINI generation. The Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap time achieved by the predecessor model of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP was 8:23 minutes– faster than many a sports car from the higher segments. In fact, MINI has quite a tradition of leaving supposedly superior competitors behind it. In the hands of Formula 1 designer John Cooper, the classic Mini itself matured to become a small but high-speed racing machine that regularly beat the big players at their own game – not least with its three outright victories at the Monte Carlo Rally.

The new MINI John Cooper Works GP is based on the principle of tapping into the sporting genes of the MINI to create a superior racing machine – in fact it embodies this notion in its most extreme form. Its predecessor was produced in a limited edition of 2 000 vehicles, as was the MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Kit which came out back in 2006. Both have since become much-coveted collector’s items. And the new model is already being eagerly anticipated by fans of the MINI and John Cooper Works brands.

“The fastest MINI in our brand history – which now goes back 60 years – is an expression of pure racing passion,” says Thomas Giuliani, Vice President Product and Launch Management. “We are well aware of the enormous fascination exercised by the MINI John Cooper Works GP, not just from the euphoric reactions to the concept vehicle but also from past experience: after all, every one of its predecessors was completely sold out even before the official market launch.”