A quarter of the limited run Mini GP hot hatch are destined for America
28 November 2012

The Mini John Cooper Works GP will be sold in limited numbers in North America, it has emerged. The car has received its US debut at the LA motor show.

Just 2000 examples of the fastest-ever Mini will be built, with 500 earmarked for American buyers. It is thought Mini plans to supply one GP to each of its 115 dealer sites. Owners of the original GP will be given first refusal on the remaining stock. The remaining models will be sold conventionally.

According to one American dealer, US-spec GPs will feature individually numbered red decals on the roof, similar to those featured on the original GP.

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