Barely three months after the presentation of the new Mini Cabrio at the Tokyo Auto Show, John Cooper Works has set his sights on this new model.
This model largely keeps the characteristics of the last cabriolet – a roomier interior with higher quality, a chassis more resistant and more focused towards driving experience – while pushing performance.
Under the bonnet of the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible hides a 2.0-liter twin-turbo engine capable of producing 231hp and 320 Nm. Mated to a manual six-speed transmission the engine accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and achieves maximum speed of 242 km/h. If you opt for the six-speed Steptronic box, then acceleration improves by 0.1 seconds (0-100 km/h), top speed drops by 2km/h.
But the Mini in general and more specifically John Cooper models focus on driving sensations. Brembo brake confers it responsiveness. It also comes with a differential locking system and a dynamic traction control. Its exterior is also impressive, even at a standstill. She sits on the 17-inch alloy wheels and is available in a single color, Rebel Green. The front grill is also wider and the side rails are more pronounced, as its transom.
Available at miniusa.com for $30k+