MINI Press Release Mini John Cooper Works knights edition & GP3 Confirmation

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MINI John Cooper Works Knights Edition will make its North American premiere at the Los Angeles International Auto Show starting November 28. MINI...
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    • Confirms series production of the new MINI John Cooper Works GP for launch in 2020
    Yea.. I was hoping they make it a wide body hooligan like the concept. Not sure thats going to be the case give the spy photo's.. :(
     
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    Looks like a new Checkmate not a JCW. A friend has one from 2006 and it has the same colors and stripes.

    They have been nicknamed the “pants addition” because the hood stripes look like a pair of pants drying on a clothesline
     
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    I thought of the checkmate too.
     
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    It’s a JCW knights edition not the next GP.
     
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    And I loved the Checkmate, now we get a worthy replacement. Who knows, I might fall in love with a hardtop again. :)
     
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    Yea all the pictures of the Knights edition. But they also confirm there will be a GP.... what they don't say is it's not the prototype GP we saw all the pictures from. In the GP spy shots, it looks like a pretty standard GP with a wing. None of the wide body stuff.
     
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    What spy shots?
     
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    That won’t make the new GP look anything like the prototype that had at car shows. MINI / BMW does that all the time and always changes the car drastically for production.
     
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    Agreed - most manufactures do this. Every once in while they don't. Even if they made it look that way, the question would be if they put in the HP/framework to make it have the speed to match the look. In the spy shots I've seen (link above) its going to be a pretty standard GP build. Mostly stock look with big wing. Probably have a nominal power increase (compared to what they could push through that engine), less weight, bigger brakes. Will be a good platform to build I'm sure but it won't be an M car out of the box. :(
     
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    Agree, BMW will not allow a MINI to be better than the most basic M car.


    Just like Porsche with the Cayman Vs the 911.
     
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    It would be nice if they went all out with it!
     
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