MINI GP2: Track-Ready Features and Thunder Grey Dominance

Discovering BMW Group UK’s historic fleet, the spotlight shines on the MINI John Cooper Works GP2—a 2012 release and the fastest MINI of its time.

Limited to 2,000 units like its predecessor, the GP2 replaced the supercharged engine with a turbocharged powerhouse, boasting 218 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque, propelling it to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds.

Adorned in Thunder Grey with red accents, the GP2’s distinctive features include exclusive 17-inch wheels, rear-seat removal for reduced weight, and upgraded brakes with 330-mm front discs. With a coilover suspension and aero body kit, the GP2 embodies MINI’s commitment to high-performance design.

Only in late 2019 that the MINI revives the Grand Prix legacy with the GP3. Yet, the question remains—will a GP4 with a combustion engine precede the brand’s 2030 electric pledge? Navigating through MINI’s racing chronicles, the anticipation for the next Grand Prix chapter intensifies, echoing the brand’s dedication to performance and innovation.

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