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Mini's John Cooper Works Challenge is the latest in very hot hatches

With a setup engineered for track use, you're never going to get the most out of this car on the street.

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Is the "standard" Mini John Cooper Works not enough hot hatch for you? Behold, the Mini John Cooper Works Challenge!

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This mamma-jamma is built for track use, and its complement of new parts certainly makes that obvious.

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Upgrades for the Challenge include adjustable Nitron coilovers, a Quaife limited-slip differential, upgraded Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

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Throw in some lighter wheels, and you're looking at an unsprung-mass reduction of about 5 pounds per corner, which is yuge.

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The car is also outfitted with a load of JCW accessories, like carbon fiber aesthetic bits and an adjustable exhaust.

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The car is available in just one specification -- white silver paint, black interior, six-speed manual transmission.

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Standard equipment includes rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers and adaptive LED headlights.

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The engine is the same as in the "standard" Mini JCW -- a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, good for 231 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

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One of the cupholders has been removed in favor of a "Track Mode" button, which Mini stresses is not to be used on the street.

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The car is limited to 100 units, all of which will be sold in the UK, at a price of £32,000 ($45,411, directly converted) a pop.

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