2015 MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS HARDTOP

THE MOST POWERFUL MINI EVER.

COMING SPRING 2015: THE NEW MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS HARDTOP.

As Tony Hawk and Guerlain Chicherit prove in this launch video, the new MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop has all the adrenaline pumping, high-performance skills you’d expect and more. For more details about this ferocious, street-legal beast and to make sure you're on top of all the latest news, just scroll down.

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Features & Specs

JAW MEET FLOOR.

With a distinctive growl that will give you goose bumps, the power plant in the newest John Cooper Works is a 228-horsepower, TwinPower Turbo engine cranking 236 ft-lbs of torque that will pin you back while doing 0-60 in just 5.9 seconds (with sports automatic transmission) or hitting a top speed of 153 mph. 

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A POWER TRIP.

The engine management software in this motoring monster has aggressively tuned all systems for racing conditions and maximum performance. But chief among our engineering team’s accomplishments is the incredibly elastic powerband this newest John Cooper Works model delivers, with the full 236 ft-lbs of torque fully available at any point between 1,250 – 4,800 RPM. So punch the pedal at almost any point, and this MINI will eagerly respond with head-snapping acceleration.

LIVE FOR THE MOMENTUM.

Just sitting inside it feels fast. And loaded with a set of exclusive features such as John Cooper Works leather & Dinamica sport seats, steering wheel and gear knob, instrument dials, center ring, entry sill plates and steel foot pedals, the John Cooper Works Hardtop is destined to be coveted by collectors.

FIRST-COME, FAST SERVED.

From the exclusive full body aero kit to the red 4 piston fixed caliper brakes, every detail on this track hungry MINI help make it instantly recognizable as a John Cooper Works Edition. Additional exterior features include: exclusive 17” alloy wheels, spoiler, dual exhaust tips, red grille blade and John Cooper Works badging.

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Coveted by MINI enthusiasts and anyone who takes their motoring seriously, the 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop is expected to move fast. Sign up here and we'll send you know when it's available to drive at a MINI Dealership in your area.

OUR CHECKERED PAST

RACING'S IN OUR BLOOD.

In 1959, the first Classic Mini was introduced: an unassuming, inexpensive 4-person “saloon” that didn’t use a lot of gas or take up much space. At first, some people didn’t know quite what to make of this quirky little newcomer. But others, like legendary F1 builder John Cooper, began to get big ideas. 

 OUR FULL HISTORY

ICONOCLASTS ATTRACT.

One of the gentlemen most intrigued by the Classic Mini’s racing potential was the legendary F1 car builder, John Cooper. Already famous for his unique and extremely successful rear-engine F1 designs and 16 Grand Prix wins, it was only natural that an auto company bold enough to defy convention by placing its engine differently (sideways) would impress him. 

ONE SPIN WAS ALL IT TOOK.

Cooper immediately recognized that the same features that made the Classic Mini such an innovative people mover – a transverse engine, four wheels pushed out to the corners and minimal size – also gave the car incredible balance, an extremely wide stance and amazing agility. Just the attributes needed to turn it into a small, but ferocious racer.

GENTLEMEN, START YOUR SIDEWAYS ENGINE.

And so, in 1961, with a few tweaks to the engine, a set of slightly bigger brakes, and a new contrasting roof to make it stand out in the pack, the Classic Mini emerged from the Cooper Car Company garages as the Mini Cooper.

A GIANT KILLER.

What happened next (much to the dismay of the competition) is that John Cooper’s grand hypothesis was proven correct. The Classic Mini Cooper and Cooper S went on the dominate the 1960’s race scene, winning almost every international competition imaginable, including historic wins at Monte Carlo in 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967.* And a car for the ages was born.