2nd Gen JCW F56 MINI John Cooper Works Concept

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  1. Nathan

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    World premiere at the North American International Auto Show 2014 in Detroit

    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 17, 2013…Hallmark MINI style and technology lifted straight from the race track come together to mold the inimitable character of a John Cooper Works model, rendering the MINI sub-brand a byword for irresistible go-kart feeling and genuine everyday usability. And now a new contender for pole position has emerged to take this successful concept to the next stage and bring the promise of maximum driving fun to the small car segment. The MINI John Cooper Works Concept offers a look ahead to the next generation of the elite sports model. The concept car will be presented for the first time at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2014 and flies the flag for innovative sportiness in time-honored John Cooper Works style, with features including exclusive body paintwork in Bright Highways Grey, familiar MINI red color accents, bespoke aerodynamic features and 18-inch John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels in a newly developed design.

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    The thrillingly sporty driving experience on board a John Cooper Works model is the result of an overall concept developed on the back of the brand’s many years of motor sport experience. The precise interplay of the ultra-high-performance powertrain and chassis technology with the car’s aerodynamically optimized exterior features ensures that the agile and surefooted handling we have come to know as the MINI go-kart feeling shines brightly in extremely sporty driving situations as well. The result is hardcore driving fun, taken into a new dimension by the MINI John Cooper Works Concept.

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    Perfect basis and extensive racing expertise deliver a new dimension in extreme driving fun

    The John Cooper Works Concept is based on the latest-generation MINI. Its origins are clearly recognizable in the longer wheelbase and wider track over the outgoing model, which has a direct effect on the car’s driving characteristics. The model variants of the new MINI available from launch have already shown themselves to be more powerful, punchy and agile than their predecessors. Weight savings and improved aerodynamic properties have also contributed significantly to the new car’s driving talents – and these developments likewise have a positive influence on the MINI John Cooper Works Concept.

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    Large air intakes – filling the space reserved for fog lights in the series-produced MINI models – and precisely formed air-channeling elements mark out the front apron of the MINI John Cooper Works Concept, which also features LED headlights and a black surround for the front grille. The model-specific John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit also comprises specially contoured side skirts and a rear apron with flaps and a diffuser element. The study car further features a roof spoiler and additional body components designed to channel air efficiently around the C-pillars for optimized aerodynamic balance at high speeds.

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    Exclusive body paintwork, familiar contrast color

    The Bright Highways Grey exterior paint shade owes its expressive character to a special manufacturing process. The hand-polished surface layer is finished with a clear coat and the resulting lustrous sheen of the paintwork further accentuates the eye-catching structures of its pigment layer. Exuding purity and solidity, this paint finish is complemented by John Cooper Works hallmarks such as contrasting red for the roof, roof spoiler and exterior mirror caps. Also included are Sport Stripes – in Chili Red for the bonnet and boot lid, and in white for the roof. Additional red accents adorn the rim wells of the John Cooper Works light-alloy wheels, the calipers of the sports brakes, the side indicator surrounds and the contour lines of the front and rear apron. A red accent line also lends particular emphasis to the John Cooper Works logo on the radiator grille.

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    A further nod to the concept car’s impressive sporting focus can be found in the center of the rear apron. The MINI John Cooper Works Concept is fitted with a sports exhaust system including John Cooper Works silencer system, and the striking twin tailpipes with chrome finish also carry the John Cooper Works logo. With the new elite sports model destined to benefit from further development, these features suggest its enticingly sporting aura will not be restricted to visual features: an unmistakable engine soundtrack promises to share center stage.

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  2. mrntd

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    Two things:

    1. I like it better than the S.

    2. I like red accents but I think they went overboard.
     
  3. Metalman

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    BMW markup on red stickers is HUGE...

    Design is better....
    They still need to do something about the protruding "Carp" lips.... Front bumper is frickin HORRENDOUS....:frown2:

    Wonder how hard it would be to shave that off?
     
  4. itsmewutup

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    I like it. I'd trade my 08 MCS lol.
     
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    Ooh....the brushed paint treatment is nice. Maybe the Cooper bumpers will retrofit - they are pretty clean looking. And the "bat wing" rear spoiler. No.
     
  6. eMINIparts

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    I cant wait to see it in person
     
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    While I do not hate it as a whole, I do hate those wheels, yuck! And that front bumper leaves a lot to be desired.

    Maybe some performance numbers would console me a little.....
     
  8. jiminni

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    Every new JCW seems to have more, slots, slits, holes, badges......ect? Why no engine specs? That's what I'm curious about. With the new platform, 300 hp is doable :Thumbsup:
     
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  10. Crashton

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    Looks like lipstick on a pig......

    My apologies to pigs everywhere.
     
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    I'll bet the body shops will have fun matching that paint...
    Bright Highways Robbery Grey.....:D
     
  12. Justa Jim

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    that is what I was thinking. :D

    Maybe if the body color was "black" it would look better. :Thumbsup:
     
  13. Dave.0

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    Well it has some Red on it so it should be fast. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Crashton

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    I don't understand all the decals MINI has been using. Even GM stopped decal'n the heck out of their cars years ago. At least decals can be removed, even if they are red Dave. :wink:
     
  15. eMINIparts

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    I want to see it in black with a Chilli Red top and accents or just ALL BLACK ..:drool
     
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    The GP3 is going to be incredible!

    This is the first example of the F56 that I have liked. It just looks much better, but I wonder if that is because the overuse of red stickers/accents are creating an illusion of better lines then what actually exist.

    Things I like:
    - side scuttles
    - rear spoiler
    - the lower grill openings (seem to work with the idea of a more aggressive JCW)

    Things I don't like:
    - the red vinyl around the front and rear openings
    - red trim piece in the upper grille (doesn't seem to tie in with anything else)
    - the bonnet/roof stripe (always hated the look of one color on the bonnet and another on the roof)
     
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    Double dribbled..... :eek:
     
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    Time to trade the GTI Brian? :wink:

    I think if it was de-taped it would look better. Not sure I can ever like that front bumper. Hope it looks better in person. :fingerscrossed:
     
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    Has potential, front needs some lip work, I like it overall, wheels can be changed out for real MINI wheels, unless this is buy it like this to get this.

    Cost? Better not be 50K

    Don
     
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    The tail pipe tips look kind of cool.
     

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