Which Is The Fastest Mini Cooper Model In The World?

Fastest Mini Cooper in the world, what? Wait! Is this true? Well, I mean to say, did BMW has achieved the goal to make the fastest production Mini in the world?

Mini John Cooper Works GP is the fastest and the quickest production Mini Cooper. This fastest production Mini Cooper model is based on the Mini 3 door model. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h under 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 256 km/h.

Fastest Mini Cooper
Mini John Cooper Works GP
Table of Content:
Performance Details
Mini John Cooper Works GP Specs
Video Teaser
Performance Upgrades
How Does Mini John Cooper Works GP Look Like?

Did I say BMW? 
Yes, Mini was a British car manufacturing company which got acquired by BMW motors back in 2000. Since then, the small car manufacturer has worked with BMW to offer a best-in-class small range of cars. Well, you can’t judge a book by its cover. These cute looking hatchback cars are capable of giving you wonders. And, believe me, I’ve no doubts at all.

So, what makes Mini John Cooper Works GP so fast? Let’s find out! 

Performance Details Of Fastest Mini Cooper

Engine – the only thing responsible for all horses that keeps pushing a set of wheels towards the tarmac. According to the brand, this will be the most powerful Engine a Mini is going to rumble.

Whether it’s lightweight construction or aerodynamics enhancements, the manufacturer has done various kinds of enhancements to make the best of the Mini. 

Mini John Cooper Works GP
Mini John Cooper Works GP

The Mini John Cooper Works comes powered by updated 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder TwinPower engine. It makes 306 hp of raw power between 5,000 to 6,250 rpm and a peak torque of 450 Nm which comes as early as 4,500 rpm. This raw power gets transferred by an 8-speed state-of-art Steptronic transmission. This gearbox is tuned for sports performance and comes with a mechanical differential locking system.

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Mini John Cooper Works GP Specs

Here are the specs of the fastest production Mini Cooper model in the world:

  • Engine: 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol with TwinPower tech
  • Max. Power: 306 hp @ 5,000-6,250 rpm
  • Peak Torque: 450 Nm @4,500 rpm
  • Transmission: 8-speed Steptronic gearbox
  • Seating Capacity: 2 Adults
  • Fuel Efficiency: 7.3 l/ 100 km (Combined)

Further engine performance enhancements have pumped up. Now, GP edition Cooper produces 9.5 in-line compression ratio, which is 10.2 in the regular model. This edition also gets the latest generation of injection system with multi-hole injectors for more flow of gas towards combustion chambers.

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GP edition Mini develops 75 hp more power than regular Mini John Cooper Works.

Performance specs of GP edition requires extra efforts to cool it down. Here, the manufacturer has bolted a dedicated temperature management unit. So, how this unit works? Well, there are two external coolant coolers for the high-performance circuit. This comes attached to a big expansion tank and a high-performance electric motor (fan). This whole combination ensures that the Engine runs and maintains the required temperature.

Fastest production Mini Cooper also comes with a crankcase cooling system that can be shut Off/On to optimize heat of valves. Another side, the cooling circuit continues to the transmission system. This ensures the temperature of the gears remains under control. Time to discuss the braking system, shall we?

The Mini John Cooper Works GP comes equipped with a sports brake system.
So, what is a sports brake system? 

Mini John Cooper Works GP Specs
Mini John Cooper Works GP Brakes

This is an in-house developed braking system for the world’s fastest Mini Cooper. According to the brand, this braking system will ensure constant bite on disc rotors. In front, it holds 4-piston (360 x 30 mm) ventilated disc mechanism with fixed-caliper. Coming to the rear set of wheels, it gets 1-piston floating-caliper.

The BMW motors has insured to cut the weight in Mini John Cooper Works GP where able possible. For instance, after using lots of lightweight material and aluminium, the manufacturer has fitted lightweight forged wheels with high-performance tyres. Yes, these set of tyres are specially built for GP edition Cooper. This setup will help the Mini John Cooper Works GP to steer with precision and tackle corners fast on circuits.

Mini John Cooper Works GP Performance Upgrades

Small changes in any machine can make it really stand out. In case of Mini John Cooper Works GP, the manufacturer has tweaked lots of things which have made this cute looking car the fastest Mini Copper in the world. So, without further ado, let’s get straight to the list. Shall we?

  • Reinforced crankshaft 
  • Lightweight custom made pistons
  • Bigger main bearings
  • Torsional vibration damper 
  • Brushless rods
  • Enhanced turbocharger
  • Intake air duct
  • Sports exhaust system with dynamic sounds
  • High-performance sports brakes
  • Rigid body architecture
  • New engine oil sump

Now, as we have discussed a lot about Engine and performance. Let’s get to the design, shall we? You should read: Fastest Tesla Car In The World

So, How Does Mini John Cooper Works GP Look Like?

GP edition Mini Cooper feels premium to my eye. It has given metallic racing grey paint job with a touch of contrast colours like Chili Red and Black. 

At the front, you get a cross hexagonal grille that combines with lower intake and comes finished in Chili Red colour. I personally loved the Alloys; also, they justify the “GP” edition badging to the car. Look carefully, and you most probably find overexposed “GP” badging all around the sports car. 

Mini John Cooper Works Exteriors
Mini John Cooper Works GP Look

Someone said that small changes make an impact. Here at BMW, designers knew how to apply it to their range of vehicles. World’s fastest Mini Cooper is an example – it gets types of contrast touches all around the vehicle. Look at headlamps, grille, tail lamps, handles, fuel cap, etc and you will see small changes that stand apart.

Overall, the package distinguishes itself and acts as sports cars. You can also check these Audi Quotes & Sayings

Inside, there is enough space and types of equipment for 2 people. The sport cockpit comes bolted with 2 lightweight bucket seats with a “GP” badging. Maintaining weight was a big challenge. To maintain that, BMW used a lightweight combination of leather for the interiors. Although, the steering wheel and a few other components still come covered in Nappa leather. 

The digital instrument cluster has been upgraded for “GP” edition. Now, the system displays special activation modes in sync with ECU (Engine).

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Mini John Cooper Works GP Price

According to the brand, only 3,000 units of GP edition Mini will be manufactured. The car starts at £33,895*, which can vary on the customization. Although one has to wait as the company will start deliveries in mid of 2020. 

Fastest Mini Cooper FAQs:

What is the most powerful & quickest Mini Cooper model?

Mini John Cooper Works GP, a modified variant of Mini 3 door model is the fastest Mini Cooper in the world. The powerful hatchback is capable of doing 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds with a top speed of 265 km/h.

How fast is a Mini Cooper 0 to 60?

According to the manufacturer, Mini John Cooper Works GP can do 0 to 60 in or less than 3 seconds.

Do Mini Coopers have BMW engines?

Mini is a small car brand owned by BMW motors. Everything, whether its design or engineering, which also covers engines, has been taken care of by BMW.

What is MINI John Cooper Works?

John Cooper Works, also known as JCW, was a performance brand associated with the Mini. It was founded by Michael Cooper back in 2000, which later on got acquired by BMW motors. As of now, the JCW is responsible for performance parts and accessories for BMW’s Mini division.

Are Mini Coopers made by BMW?

Yes, since the acquisition of Mini by BMW. All of the Mini has been designed and manufactured by BMW motors in various plants across the world.

How much HP can a Mini Cooper handle?

World’s fastest Mini Cooper has used a 2.0-litre petrol engine with TwinPower turbocharger. This engine develops a good horsepower of 306 between 5,000-6,250 rpm.

Image Source: Mini Global

Written by Shailesh Thakran

Hi, I'm think tank behind Throttlebias. I love blogging, mainly about Automobiles. Via Throttlebias, I want to educate & share in-depth articles about Car Detailing and related areas. Outside Throttlebias, I love to write marketing & stuff.

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