Mini this weekend showed off its John Cooper Works GP hatchback to the public for the first time.     

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It was still clad in camouflage, mind you, but it nevertheless arrived at the Nurburgring as part of the 24-hour race this past weekend.    

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It cooked its way around the 'Ring in less than 8 minutes.

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That is a huge leap forward from the last GP variant, which needed 8 minutes and 23 seconds to lap the Green Hell.

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While its Nurburgring lap time is new, Mini didn't give out any more details that we didn't already know.     

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Its turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine will make in excess of 300 horsepower, but Mini hasn't given an official output yet.    

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It'll be pretty easy to tell the GP apart from other John Cooper Works creations, because it's rocking some crazy fender flares and a big ol' wing out back.     

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Only 3,000 models will be built.   

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Since it's unclear how many are set aside for each market, it's likely that your home country will be getting far fewer than that total number.

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