PUNCH ABOVE YOUR WEIGHT.

WITH THE NEW MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS HARDTOP.

Like motorsport legend John Cooper, the son of a mechanic, odds are you weren’t born with a silver stick shift in your hand. But we have a hunch you know a thing or two about true motoring. About employing superior skill, smarts and grit to get the biggest bang for your buck – on the road, or at the track.

And that’s why the most powerful MINI we’ve ever crafted was built for people like you. Elite Motorers with the ability to coax world-class performance from a special car that pairs the legendary handling of a MINI with a 228-horsepower TwinPower Turbo that hits 60 MPH in just 5.9 seconds. Cheers.

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Performance

BALANCED TORQUE

The TwinPower Turbocharger in John Cooper Works models operates with high-boost pressure at an extremely high temperature, coupled with a specially designed exhaust turbine housing. The resulting low back-pressure boosts output, but also ensures that all emissions standards are met with no loss of performance. As a final touch, we've modified the on-board software to deliver a remarkably even supply of torque throughout the engine’s power-band, ideal for racing conditions and max performance. 

 FULL SPECS

228-HP ENGINE

With a distinctive, low growl that serves as a first warning sign to the rest of the track, the John Cooper Works 228-horsepower TwinPower Turbo power plant generates a fearsome 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.

 TAKE IT FOR A SPIN

4-PISTON BREMBO® BRAKES

Designed to help all that extra motoring momentum come to a graceful halt at the end of a race, MINI John Cooper Works models feature 4-piston aluminum Brembo® front brake calipers with large, 13.19-inch, ventilated brake discs. In race-ready red with exclusive signature John Cooper Works badging.

Interior

STRAP IN

With a red-checkered glowing LED ring around the center console, and an ergonomic steering wheel with leather handgrips and race-red stitching, the John Cooper Works accents throughout the interior add a layer of functional luxury usually found in vehicles with a much higher price tag.

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THE HOTSEAT

As a necessary homage to its track-inspired origins, large side bolsters and integrated head rests keep you snugly in place during aggressive motoring, while Dinamica microsuede and contrast stitching serves as a friendly warning to co-pilots.

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STAINLESS PEDALS

Yet another reason to get your foot down in the MINI John Cooper Works: stainless steel pedals, complete with footrest (not shown here) as standard equipment.

SIGNATURE BADGING

Signature badging on the lower front grille, tailgate, sport seats, front brake calipers and door entry sills infuse the newest John Cooper Works MINI with its namesake's scrappy underdog spirit.

Exterior

EXCLUSIVE REBEL GREEN

Rebel against g-forces, sound barriers, and cars that cost twice the price as you streak around the track in this deep shade of Rebel Green – a body color exclusive to the John Cooper Works Hardtop.

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RACE SPOKE WHEELS

The MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop comes standard with the distinctively designed 17” silver alloy Race Spoke wheels. Want to go even bigger? You also have the choice of special John Cooper Works 18" wheels.

Racing

DAVID VS. GOLIATH

In the 1960's, racing legend John Cooper transformed a humble Classic Mini into a giant-slaying rally demon. Now, the newest generation of racetrack-bred speed machines carries on its namesake's ferocious underdog spirit. We've partnered with LAP Motorsports and a team of internationally proven drivers to tackle the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge with the newest MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop.

They're throwing themselves into the fray against powerful teams, like Porsche and Audi. But that doesn’t bother us. Playing the role of the underdog is something we relish. In fact, in homage to our racing forefathers, our team will be sporting a pair of iconic MINI racing numbers – 37 & 52 – that once belonged to winning teams in the renowned Monte Carlo Rally. And we were long shots back then.

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Accessories

TRACK WORTHY TOUCHES

From a stunning full body MINI Aero Kit to a Dual Exhaust and distinctive finishes, the John Cooper Works Accessories collection can help bring out any MINI’s aggressive side, improve motoring performance and, to put it bluntly, look bad ass.

 SHOP JOHN COOPER WORKS

History

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.