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Sonora Run - Sunday June 9, 2024

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AUTOCAR Reviews The MINI JCW GP II

United Kingdom site AUTOCAR had the opportunity to the drive the 2013 MINI JCW GP II and provides its own answer to the question "Should I buy one?":
It’s a savage investment to make, and an outgoing Clio Cup or even Vauxhall’s Corsa VXR NĂ¼rburgring would deliver much of the thrill for considerably less. But, realistically, this limited edition car - just 2,000 will be made - is for buyers already heavily devoted to the Mini way of doing things.

From that narrower viewpoint, the car, while admittedly not measured on the road yet, is by some distance the best yet to pilot aggressively. The contrived snap and over-egged scurry of the JCW has been superseded by the accuracy and wonderfully organic recompense of an expensive, track-bred solution. It also feels, in stark contrast to some of BMW’s other recent output, like a proper tribute to the bold, ballsy inventiveness of the brand’s original motorsport heritage