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It accelerates from standstill to 5,2 km / h in 100 seconds and reaches a top speed of 265 km / h. The MINI John Cooper Works GP is the fastest model from the British premium brand that has ever been approved for road use. And of course this also applies in winter. For this reason, winter tires specially designed for extreme athletes are now available. The ultra-high-performance tires developed by the tire manufacturer Hankook for the cold season offer ideal conditions for enjoying the outstanding power of the MINI John Cooper Works GP and the associated race feeling even on snowy slopes.
MINI John Cooper Works GP
Just like the summer tires in the Ultra Ultra High Performance category specially tailored to the MINI John Cooper Works GP, the manufacturer Hankook also supplies the tires for the cold season as an original equipment manufacturer. The winter i * cept evo 2 tires in size 195/45 R18 87H XL are available for top athletes. They are mounted on model-specific, 18-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels. With this combination, brand-typical agility and precise handling characteristics are guaranteed under the particularly demanding road conditions in wintry weather. In particular, with the help of an asymmetrical tread design with specially shaped sipes and grooves, both traction and braking power are optimized even on snow-covered roads.
With the increased grip of its winter tires, the MINI John Cooper Works GP, produced in a small series of just 3 units, is ideally equipped for excursions through snow-covered landscapes. Neither stuck snow cover nor icy sections of the road or road wetness caused by thaw stop the extreme athlete in his irresistible forward thrust. The model-specific winter tires are the ideal complement to the chassis technology and the precisely acting chassis control systems, which are perfectly matched to the high engine performance with the racing expertise of John Cooper Works. In this way, the traction during sporty sprint maneuvers is optimized from a standing start, as is the driving stability in fast corners.
2,0 liter four-cylinder engine
The MINI John Cooper Works GP takes the performance experience in a premium small car to a whole new level. Its 2,0 liter four-cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology develops a maximum output of 225 kW / 306 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. The concentrated power is delivered to the front wheels, fitted with the model-specific ultra-high-performance winter tires, via an 8-speed Steptronic transmission, which with an integrated differential lock ensures that the drive torque is converted into thrilling performance without loss.
The mechanical differential lock is networked with the driving stability system DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and acts as a transverse lock to reduce the speed difference between the right and left front wheels. A blocking effect of up to 31 percent can be generated under load requirements. The differential lock counteracts a loss of traction even with different road surface friction coefficients. To do this, it directs a higher proportion of the drive torque to the wheel with better grip. This prevents the tendency to understeer or oversteer at an early stage.
Brake system with four-piston fixed calliper
The effectiveness of the sports brake system in the MINI John Cooper Works GP also benefits from the optimized grip properties of winter tires. It comprises four-piston fixed-calliper disc brakes on the front wheels and single-piston floating calliper disc brakes on the rear wheels.
The MINI John Cooper Works GP is not only a limited edition rarity with racing genes, its roof spoiler with double-wing contour and its carbon fiber wheel arch covers with a matt CFRP visual finish and individual numbering also make it a fascinating exception. Thanks to the new winter tires, there is no longer any reason for the extremely sporty eye-catcher in the MINI model range to spend the cold season in the garage.
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The MINI John Cooper Works GP on ice and snow!
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