Ahead of the all-new Mini, BMW’s first version receives a final flourish of the after-market pen with this limited edition run of 2000 units, to be built by Bertone.
Other than an 8bhp increase from the supercharger over a standard Mini Cooper S Works, the car receives some exclusive exterior styling that includes aerodynamic bumpers, red wing mirrors and a graphic of your car’s production number on the silver roof.
There are 50kg worth of weight saving ideas too, including aluminium control arms for the rear suspension (saving 15kg), 18-inch matt black four-spoke alloys (shaving a further 8kg) and a carbon fibre roof spoiler.
Inside, a production number stamp appears on the silver dash and there are some beautifully finished Recaro race seats with blood red stitching. Look in your rear view mirror and you’ll also find those rear seats have been replaced with a polished strut brace.
What's it like?
Do you like the looks? The reason I say this is because the performance gains are very marginal. The reduction in sound-proofing may allow the Roots-type supercharger to resonate through the cabin and make the car ‘feel’ quicker, but the GP only manages to shave 0.2 seconds from the 0-62mph dash of the regular Cooper S Works.