Mini News R56 GP Caught In The Wilds..... Allegedly

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  1. Metalman

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    #1 Metalman, Mar 14, 2012
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuLvpIiuOsM[/ame]
     
  2. Nathan

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    #2 Nathan, Mar 14, 2012
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    Capture from video...

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    So from this and the location of the swirly camouflage we can surmise that there the is a different rear bumper treatment, a different rear wing and side skirts.

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    If we look at this slightly blown up version below we see there are diffuser looking vents in the bottom of the rear bumper.

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  3. Redbeard

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    Yeah, I may need one of those.
     
  4. old81

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    Or it could be someone with 1/2 a JCW R56 with a really crappy paint job. And a devilish sense of humor. :devil:

    We shall see. I could do one if it is real. :wink:
     
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    Seems to be a much smaller rear spoiler then the '06 GP. Diffuser is nice addition.
     
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    I need some duct tape with that swirly pattern.
     
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    That would be a good April 1st prank
     
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    I really like the new rear wing. It looks a bit more subtle. Less like you need to be wearing a racing suit and helmet to drive to work if you have that on the back.
     
  11. Metalman

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    I think the yellow accents kind of clash with the whole multiple color scheme going on.....:D
     
  12. KenWarren

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    I'm always amused when people mention rear wings. My current car is a 2002 WRX sedan (205k miles, all mine), complete with Subaru's less-than-subtle wing.

    Y'all don't get to complain about nice, tidy manufacturer's aero packages. :D
     
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    That's too funny/true. I'd be all over a rear wing if it wasn't so 'bling'
     
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    Agree, the diffuser is a real nice addition. I'd love to add one to mine.
     
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    Yea but the JCW wing is sooooo sweet!
     
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    wow GP wing on 2013 JCW! sweet! They probably will have GP wing on countryman JCW as well!
     
  17. Metalman

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    I doubt they will. The GP is a separate model even more exclusive than the JCW. My guess is the GP "stuff" will be made out of unobtanium and can't see them doing a GP Countryman. Pretty sure it's only going to be a R56 platform.
     
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    true... but yeah they look sweet on my countryman! :drool

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  19. Metalman

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    It's hard to tell in the spy shots if the new GP will have the original GP wing or the Challenge wing or a third exclusive design. Knowing BMW/MINI, they tend to be sneaky with their test mules.
     
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    I think unobtanium is the same matter that Oakley 'O-matter' is made of, that's why it costs (us the consumer) so much. :rolleyes:
     

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