Sonora Run - Sunday June 9, 2024

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Are The MINI JCW GPs PistonHeads Heroes?

PistonHeads.com reviews the MINI John Cooper Works GPs  to determine whether the GPs are "PH Heroes" and ultimately decides:
2,000 were built (GP1's), and although 449 were originally destined for the UK, according to GPMini.net only 437 actually found homes here; judging by the PH classifieds you'll be needing at least £11K to join the ownership ranks. The imminent arrival of the new version is unlikely to diminish these values. The two are similar in character, but from my own brief squirt in the new GP2, all that clever aero can't quite make up for the missing mechanical diff, and the 1.6 turbo can't match the supercharged engine for charm.

New one looks the part but is it too civilised? And that's what really makes the MINI GP (version 1) a PH Hero: it might not be the fastest thing on four wheels, nor the hardest, but it's absolutely bursting with attention to detail and charisma.