SPIED: New spy photos catch the MINI JCW GP up close

A few days ago, we saw some spy photos of the upcoming MINI JCW GP. When we first saw the concept GP, it looked outrageous and we never though much, if any, of its design would make it to production. We were wrong, though, as a lot of its design elements are on the production car, as evidenced by the spy photos we saw the other day and these new ones. (We don’t own the photos but you can see them here)

The previous photos showed off the MINI JCW GP and some of its interesting styling cues, most of which are pulled right from the concept. While there’s no new evidence in these new photos, we do get a closer look at the funky new hot-hatch.

MINI JCW GP Concept

In production car-guise, the MINI JCW GP isn’t quite as outrageous as the concept but it’s about as close as we could ever hope for. Those fender blades aren’t as flared out as the concept’s but they’re still pretty awesome and we’re surprised that they’re there. It’s also cool how they swoop down into the lower front lip, giving some aero at the front.

The coolest part of the entire car, though, is that massive wing. That giant roof spoiler is fantastic looking and what’s even better is the fact that it looks plucked straight from the concept. While those aforementioned fender blades are similar to the concept’s, the roof spoiler looks like it was taken directly from the concept car itself. Which is really refreshing.

Unfortunately, this isn’t going to be some everyday enthusiast’s MINI. Instead, it’s going to be a very expensive, limited-run, track-special monster. It’s going to pack upwards of 300 hp from its 2.0 liter turbo-four, which will make it the most powerful production MINI ever made. That power, combined with a stiffer suspension, better brakes and crazy aero should make it an absolute blast for all 3,000 lucky buyers.

[Source: Car Scoops]

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