The 2016 Mini JCW has an all-new look and extra power, too, but this Rebel Green color scheme is as retro as it gets.
This is it, the 2016 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop!
You have your choice of green, red or a very smart looking gray. Those looking to go retro will likely want the green.
Beneath the hood is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor putting down 228 horsepower and 236 foot-pounds of torque.
That power makes up for the extra weight in the new Mini. Overall, it's far more refined than previous JCW special editions.
Buyers will have their choice of 17- or 18-inch wheels and tires.
The hood scoop this time feeds a turbocharged motor, rather than the supercharged lump of yore.
On the back, a sizable but curvaceous spoiler hangs from the hatch.
The overall shape is familiar, the proportions just a bit longer than the last generation.
"MINI" branding is not difficult to spot on this car.
Neither are the John Cooper Works logos.
A welcoming door sill.
Inside, the interior is mostly high-quality materials, but the details can occasionally be a bit garish.
Like these markings denoting the redline on the massive, center tach.
More excess checker motif on the optional piano black interior.
Chunky switches add to the throwback feel.
But this touchpad certainly is far from retro.
Six-speed manual is standard, though an automatic can be chosen.
Three pedals, as there should be.
The two-liter motor, without much room to spare.
The 2016 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop starts at just over $30,000 in the US, but you're likely to spend a fair bit more than that.
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