MINI Cooper Unveils Its Fastest Road-Legal Car Ever at the LA Auto Show

Equipped with 302 horsepower.

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Announced two years ago as a concept at the time, British automaker MINI Cooper has just unveiled its completed 2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP — the brand’s fastest road-legal car yet — at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Largely resembling its original concept, the MINI is decked out in a whole range of custom bodywork, including carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic fenders and a double spoiler wing on the rear of the hatchback. Packing a 2.0-L turbocharged engine, the front-wheel-drive pushes out 302 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Paired with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, the GP reportedly completed the Nürburgring in under eight minutes, an impressive feat for a vehicle of this category. As for its interior, to align with its racing character, MINI Cooper has installed lightweight sports seats up front and completely removed the rear seats altogether.

For those interested, MINI Cooper will be producing only 3,000 of the 2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP, each marked with its unique number, and will have a starting price of $44,900 USD. Deliveries are expected to begin in March 2020.

Elsewhere in the motor world, Karma’s SC2 concept car can make 0-60mph in just 1.9 seconds.

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