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.

Our Verdict

Mini GP

Can the Mini GP deliver the sparkle that befits the fastest Mini in production?

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Dallara Stradale
    The Stradale is the first road-legel car from Italian motorsport constructor Dallara
    First Drive
    16 March 2018
    The motorsport constructor's first road car is inspired by Lotus minimalism. Does it thrill on road and track?
  • Hyundai i30 N
    Standard spec is good so paint colour is our car’s only option
    First Drive
    16 March 2018
    What’s Hyundai’s first hot hatch and N-brand debutant really like? Let’s find out
  • Porsche Boxster GTS
    This is the new GTS version of the Porsche Boxster
    First Drive
    15 March 2018
    The 718-generation Boxster is our favourite roadster of the moment – so is this new GTS variant worth the extra outlay?
  • BMW 5 Series
    First Drive
    15 March 2018
    The BMW 5 Series is top of the mid-exec pack, but is there still room for a diesel saloon in everyday family life?
  • Audi A7 front
    First Drive
    14 March 2018
    The new Audi A7 Sportback looks the part, but how does the new Mercedes-Benz CLS rival cope on UK roads? We find out