John Cooper was providing its specialty services to Mini long before the automaker was gobbled up by BMW. The tuning arm of Mini has had its work cut out over the past year designing souped-up versions of not one, but two models as it gives the sports treatment to both the Mini Cooper and the Mini Clubman. Check out our photos of these maxed-out Minis.
Both JCW models get a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine with direct gasoline injection good for 211 horsepower, which was developed for the Mini John Cooper Works Challenge racing model.
For the first time ever, the Clubman nameplate gets the Works treatment. The Mini John Cooper Clubman shares nearly all of its performance DNA with its little brother, despite having a wheelbase that is more than 3 inches longer.
Both the Mini John Cooper Works and the Mini John Cooper Clubman get Dynamic Stability Control and traction control as standard. Standard suspension is the same as that found on the S models, although both models are available with a sports suspension featuring even firmer dampers.
Both models get specially designed 17-inch light-alloy rims, modified polished stainless steel sports exhaust, and unmistakable JCW paint jobs in a choice of 10 colors. An Aerodynamics Package with Sports Suspension (red-painted springs, perforated brake discs, rear spoiler) as well as carbon-fiber trimmed rear-view mirrors, and special housings for the turn-signal lights.