MINI has already released photos of the MINI Electric concept that is going to debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show and now MINI has unveiled a second debut – the MINI John Cooper Works GP concept.
While the MINI Electric concept is at home in an urban environment, the John Cooper Works GP concept is all about the track. “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.”
On the outside the John Cooper Works GP concept is wider than the production MINI Cooper, with its large fenders, side skirts and a huge rear spoiler. MINI also used carbon fiber to keep the concept’s weight in check and retain that essential “go-kart feeling.”
Inside the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept features two low-mounted bucket seats with five-point belts and a roll cage.
“If you know about MINI, you’ll be aware of the brand’s long and successful history in motor sport,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept brings together the full suite of defining MINI design features and showcases them at their sportiest and most exciting. What we’re looking at here is maximum performance, maximum MINI.”