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The Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept was shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Next Mini Hatchback will only go on sale in 2020, so you can expect to see the GP on roads in 2019.
The JCW concept was first showcased by the brand at the Frankfurt motor show, last year. Mini, however, said that it could “not confirm whether a series-production model of the GP will be launched in the future. This concept is a design study.” The concept is inspired by Mini victories at the Monte Carlo Rally, 50 years ago, “embodying dynamic flair and the ultimate in driving fun”.
Mini boss Peter Schwarzenbauer previously said that a GP model was likely to appear again. “The John Cooper Works GP is an important part of the Mini brand,” he said. “It has worked well for us in the past and I don’t see why it wouldn’t again, in the future.” The extreme styling of the concept on display is unlikely to be carried over to a production model.