MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS GP3
TOURING PACK // PPF // BUILD NO. 2957
Touring Pack, PPF, Navigation System with 8.8″ display, Apple CarPlay, Seat heating, MINI Visual Boost Radio, MINI Connected, ConnectedDrive Services (including Online Search and Weather Information), Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI), Concierge Service, Remote Services, MINI Connected XL, Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging, 18″ John Cooper Works GP Spoke forged lightweight alloy wheels in two-tone, Racing Grey metallic exterior paint colour, , Darkened LED headlights and rear lights, GP aerodynamic kit with Chili Red and Rosso Red accents, including specific front bumper with new air intake and rear bumper with diffuser insert, Carbon fibre wheel spats with individual numbering, Sun protection glass, John Cooper Works GP sport bucket seats with Dinamica/leather and red seat belts, GP digital display cockpit, Cruise control with brake function, 6.5″ Radio Visual Boost, Load protection bar in Chili Red
The dramatic race inspired styling with flared carbon fibre wheel spats, Chili Red accents and aero leave no doubts as to this fiery hot hatch’s intentions. This particular example stands out from others, with the roof panel and mirror caps professionally painted in contrasting Chili Red. Furthermore, the front end of the car has been covered in Paint Protection Film, meaning this GP3 presents free from any stone chips to the susceptible front end.
Echoing the fiery characteristics of the exterior, the interior of this GP3 is incredibly focussed with an excellent driving position. The Recaro bucket seats are comfortable yet supportive, with the digital dash and navigation screen providing a modern touch.
Specified with the GP Touring Pack, giving the car a number of mod cons such as heated seats, dual zone climate control, Apple CarPlay, real-time traffic information and enhanced Bluetooth connectivity with wireless charging.
Nods to this GP3’s pedigree can be found throughout the interior, along with its build number positioned pride of place on the dashboard. As you’d expect, the interior of this example presents free from any blemishes or signs of use.
WHEELS AND TYRES
The forged, four-spoke alloy wheels are all unmarked. Tyres are matching Michelin Pilot Sport 4’s which all show plenty of tread.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
First registered on 9th September 2020, with only 575 GP3’s reserved for the UK market, this car must surely be one of the most desirable and individual examples available. Build number 2957 of 3,000 GP3’s produced worldwide, meaning this car is one of the very last.
Having just been serviced by North Oxford MINI in February 2022, this well sorted GP3 is ready to be used and enjoyed by its next owner. The car comes with all original handbooks, along with two keys.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
The 2.0-litre, turbocharged engine delivers a staggering 302bhp, making this GP3 the fastest and most powerful Mini ever produced. No less influential to the driving experience is the torque, peaking at 332lb ft between 1750rmp and 4500rpm. Updates to the engine over the standard JCW include lighter pistons, a reinforced crankshaft with a larger main bearing, a new twin-scroll turbocharger giving greater boost pressure, a redesigned vibration damper, a larger sump and greater cooling potential.
Upon start up, the GP3 bursts into life with an exhaust note that will immediately slap a smile on your face. It’s quick off the line and rapid once rolling, and the quick-shifting, 8-speed gearbox is well matched to its character, allowing you to work in a wide torque window or rev beyond the 6,000rpm redline.
0-62mph takes just 5.2 seconds, spectacularly quick for a front-wheel-drive car. Where the GP shines is through the corners; the front end has unrelenting grip and with little to no understeer. Turn in and the GP bites, propelling you round corners at staggering pace – a clear indicator that this is both a capable track-day toy and a usable road car.
This 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP is an exhilarating modern hot hatch, which features dramatic styling and performance to match. With such low mileage, this surely represents a superb opportunity to acquire an individual example of this sensational performance car.