MINI has taken the wraps off the new John Cooper Works GP Concept. The concept will join the Electric Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, creating a bit of "naughty and nice" interplay on Mini's stand. It's not the first GP-spec Mini to lay rubber on asphalt, but as a concept car, it looks more extreme, aggressive and ready for action.
The John Cooper Works GP Concept features a large front splitter and a honeycomb mesh grille with red accents. The sporty styling continues further back as designers installed extended front fenders, a hood scoop, and 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels with red and black accents. The concept has been equipped with aerodynamic mirrors and carbon fibre side skirts, but the biggest change is the addition of widened rear fenders which channel air around the body. Other highlights include a massive rear wing and a centre-mounted dual exhaust system.
The John Cooper Works GP Concept was designed for racing, the interior has been stripped of all non-essential equipment. However, Mini did add an aluminium roll cage and two racing seats with five-point harnesses. Drivers will also find a digital instrument cluster, a head-up display, and 3D knitted accents.
MINI has not released any details about what powers the concept will feature, but the company says the model is "driving fun in its purest form.” For now get carried away by the guitar riffs, black Mini body and red lights in the video below and let us know what you think about the video...