MINI Indonesia officially launched the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition at the Indonesia International Motor Show Hybrid 2021 or IIMS Hybrid 2021 automotive exhibition at JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, April 15, 2021. This model is limited to only seven units in Indonesia. price of IDR 955 million (off the road). The JCW GP Inspired Edition is a MINI model known for its high performance. This three-door car that enters the third generation has an engine with 231 hp power. President Director of BMW Group Indonesia, Ramesh Divyanathan, said that MINI John Cooper Works has always been in a league of its own with its unique combination of long history, exclusivity and engine power.
“Inspired by the genes of the MINI motorsport and the success of the legendary sportscar, the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition is a tribute to the MINI John Cooper Works GP,” said Ramesh in his official statement. MINI Asia Head, Kidd Yam, claims that MINI received a high response for the John Cooper Works GP when it first introduced it to Indonesia in July last year. “We have specially developed the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition to satisfy fans who cannot get the MINI John Cooper Works GP which is produced in very limited numbers, but still want to have a piece of the world history of motorsport from the iconic MINI,” he said.
The MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition is claimed to have a distinctive, iconic motorsport design. This design is a direct derivative of the MINI John Cooper Works GP development process. A contrasting combination of Racing Gray metallic for the body and Melting Silver metallic for the roof, as well as a John Cooper Works rear spoiler and rearview cap adorn both models. Together with the black hood scoop , black door handles and black fuel cap, these design features demonstrate its proximity to the MINI John Cooper Works GP.
The MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition comes with 18-inch wheels, lightweight forged wheels in the John Cooper Works Cup Spoke design and runflat tires . As a tribute to the MINI John Cooper Works GP, the hub caps on the wheels bear the GP logo.
The Piano Black headlight frame and black inner-housing for the headlights and taillights, the black MINI logo on the hood and trunk door are all additions. The unique “GP Inspired” lettering distinguishes the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition from any special edition MINI. This lettering is located on both side doors, as well as on the airscoop and C-pillars.
Standard interior equipment includes John Cooper Works sports seats on the front in a Dinamica / leather combination. The “GP” badge is also under the headrests. Meanwhile, the “GP Inspired” lettering is displayed on the dashboard and the front and rear velor floor surfaces are enhanced with red stitching.
John Cooper Works leather steering wheel is designed with a unique concept. The steering wheel is covered in Walk Nappa Leather with red stitching, and the 8-Speed Sports Steptronic transmission, paddle-shift behind the steering wheel with the “GP” logo is also printed in 3D-printing steel. The accessories on the key cap also use material from the 3D-printing process, complete with the words “GP” in the middle.
MINI John Cooper Works models feature a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology. This machine is capable of producing 231 hp and 320 Nm of torque.
This ferocious power is supported by an adaptive suspension that keeps the driver feeling the best balance of movement, especially in places with lots of corners. The sport exhaust system comes with a sporty sound , go-kart with a strong soundtrack .
Power from the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition engine is channeled to the drive wheels via an 8-speed Steptronic transmission which is operated via a special electronic lever for this model.