Debuting on the Frankfurt Auto Show is a MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept which is able to act as a kind of imaginative and prescient for a brand new race automotive for MINI. From the skin, this MINI GP Idea is without doubt one of the gnarliest, coolest MINI racers we’ve ever seen. The huge wing, fender flares that additionally double as aerodynamics and decrease entrance splitter with air intakes, present that this MINI means enterprise on the monitor. It makes use of 19-inch alloy wheels, whereas the LED tail lamps show half of the Union Jack, a nod to the automotive’s British origins.
Inside, the idea has a roll cage and pair of low-mounted bucket seats. Gearshifts are by paddles on the steering wheel. With its roll cage, hearth extinguisher and racing seats present that this can be a correct race automotive.
The idea additionally makes use of light-weight supplies together with carbon fibre, which MINI mentioned optimizes the power-to-weight ratio. Nevertheless, no figures are supplied.
MINI mentioned it may “not affirm whether or not a series-production mannequin of the GP might be launched sooner or later. This idea is a design examine.”