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MINI Cooper S JCW GP2 

£22,500

Year

Engine Capacity

Exterior Colour

Service History

2013

1598cc

Thunder Grey 

Full History

Miles

Transmission

Interior Colour

Fuel

48,500

Manual

Black Alcantara/Leather

Petrol

      ased on the R56 generation of the MINI Cooper S and built in partnership with John Cooper Works to create the ultimate road legal track MINI. The GP2 was up against some stiff competition in the ‘one up-manship’ world of hot-hatches. With the exception of the Renault Megane R25R no other contenders dared to go so far as to sacrifice the rear seats in the name of weight saving and chassis stiffness.

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Stripped out track focused versions of high performance road cars are a breath of fresh air in today's market of econoboxes and uninspiring SUVs. A standard JCW mini in itself is a riot to drive, and with the GP2 coming in at £6,000 more it’s a lot of car for the £29,500.00 sticker price when new. 

With only 2000 examples built, they are certainly exclusive, especially when we consider that only 288 were ever brought over to the UK. It’s no slouch either, with a 0-60 time of 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 150mph, the GP2 lapped the Nürburgring in 8 minutes 23 seconds, a full 19 seconds quicker than the previous GP1. Now that’s what we call progress!

Specification:

 

Mini Cooper S JCW GP2

First Registered: 27/09/2013

2000 Made World Wide,  288 Examples Sold In The UK

48,500 miles 

4 Previous Owners 

1598cc 

1.6 Turbo Charged N18 Engine

6 Speed Manual Transmission 

DAB Radio 

3-Spoke Sport Leather Steering Wheel

Velour Floor Mats

Recaro Sports Seats With Heater Element

Rear Seat Delete

Suspension Cross Brace

Exclusive Thunder Grey 

7.5 x 17-inch light-alloy Wheels

Locking Wheel Nut

Optimised Front Sport Brake Kit - Brembo 6-Piston 

Aerodynamic Pack (Front Bumper, Rear Bumper, Side Skirts)

Rear Carbon Fibre Element Roof Spoiler

Red Wing Mirrors, Brake Ducts and Signature GP Decals

Adjustable Coilover Suspension 

Alarm & Immobiliser (Thatcham CAT1)

Automatic Air Conditioning

Bluetooth & USB Interface

Bi-Xenon Headlights 

White Direction Indicator Lights

Black Headlight Reflectors

Darkened Rear Glass 

Front Fog Lights

Interior Lights Pack

On-Board Computer

Sporting the newer Prince N18 engine, this 1.6 litre turbocharged motor incorporates double VANOS for healthy levels of torque over the previous N14 lump. An updated turbocharger and engine internals bring the total power figure to a respectable 218bhp at 6,000rpm and 280 N⋅m of torque at 2000-5100 rpm. This is a significant jump in power when we look at the standard Cooper S of the same year that delivered 181bhp, akin to its rivals from Ford and Peugeot. 

Adjustable Coilover Suspension brings the front end 20mm lower to the tarmac and 15mm lower at the rear for a more aggressive angle of rake, this of course can be adjusted to taste with the included C spanner and toolkit. A naturally short wheelbase means steering is a fingers and thumbs affair with small corrections going a long way, only when driving enthusiastically is a firmer grip encouraged to unleash full cornering potential. 

The braking performance has been optimised thanks to 6-Pot Brembo brake calipers at the front with 330mm discs taken from the BMW 135i, a standard JCW has to make do with a more mundane but adequate 4-pot item.   

The DSC (dynamic stability control) system’s proprietary ‘GP Mode’ offers a more driver focused experience. The electronic limited slip-differential provides delayed interference exclusively to the front calipers to help avoid understeer and a potentially embarrassing accident.

Supplied new in 2013 to the first owner by Cotswold Mini in Gloucester, this GP benefits from a full main dealer and independent specialist service history every 5,000 miles -testament to the fastidious ownership this example has enjoyed with absolutely thousands spent to ensure it performs as expected. 

A new customer to us, Chris has entrusted us with the sale of his Mini GP purchased from Sytner in High Wycombe. Involved with professional endurance motorsport, Chris himself races a track-prepared R56 Mini Cooper S and wanted that same feeling of lightweight performance but with the creature comforts offered by a more hardcore roadcar. Having enjoyed it for the past 10,000 miles, it is time to find it a new home in order to fund a new MINI track car build.  

Before handover to the new owner, the car will pass through our workshop for PDI, Oil and Filter Change, Brake Fluid and Coolant Change, Replacement Interior Carpet Panel, Paint Correction, Replacement Front Floor Mats, final checks and new MOT.   

Please enquire with Barney for more information on this awesome limited edition hot-hatch. 

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