Alongside the all-electric MINI Cooper SE, MINI Malaysia also introduced the limited edition JCW GP where only 3,000 units were made. Of that figure, only 10 found its way to Malaysia and unfortunately, they’re all sold out.
Being the most extreme MINI out there, the GP comes with 306 hp and 450 Nm from a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that was first used to power the JCW Clubman and Countryman. 0 to 100 km/h takes 5.2 seconds but unlike most European cars which are electronically-limited to 250 km/h, the GP will pull all the way to 265 km/h.
While it may offer heightened driving sensations, in a straight line, the GP will actually see the JCW Clubman’s tail pipes instead of its headlights in the rear view mirror. This is as the latter will do 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds.
In terms of aesthetics though, there’s no denying how much more imposing the GP looks compared to the standard JCW models. Standout items include a hand-crafted “spat” from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) with the car’s serial number and a massive roof mounted spoiler.
On the inside, the first thing you’d notice are the absence of rear seats; now occupied by a red cross brace. 3D printing has been used extensively for the trims in the cabin such as the dashboard trim with the car’s serial number, the paddle shifters and steering wheel clasps.
The MINI JCW GP is priced at RM 377,470.90 and is accompanied by a four-year unlimited-mileage warranty with free scheduled service programme, along with a five-year MINI Roadside Assistance programme.
With BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia’s Balloon Financing programme, the MINI John Cooper Works GP can be yours from RM4,184 a month, based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure.