AMG Mercedes, BMW M cars, Ford SVT, Abarth, Mopar, Shelby…..these are a handful of the names the shops and tuning divisions that have reworked some of the greatest driving cars around! Special factory divisions whose soul purpose is to take the cars we know and love and make them into something truly special. Well, there is one more name to add to the list and it’s perhaps my favorite, enter John Cooper Works, and the JCW Mini! Like an AMG , the John Cooper Works is a very different car than the quite capable Mini Cooper S. Pulling from its rally inspired origins and race winning pedigree, the modern version of John Cooper’s Classic Mini ups the horsepower to 221, 32 more than an “S”. Torque is up 8 foot/lbs and the peak is lowered by 1000 rpm, decreasing the sprint to 60 from 6.8 to 6.3 seconds!
Suspension is retuned over the Cooper S for a sharper feel and more road feedback. All new functional ducting routes to brakes and helps to feed the turbo upfront. A new braking system by Brembo increases the cars breaking ability and helps to give much better modulation and feedback during “spirited” driving!
A distinctive JCW interior highlights dash and gauges with compass like instruments and sport seats exclusive to the line. Add to that self leveling LED Headlights, a convertible top, then throw in an exhaust note that crackles, spits and pops , and this little car knows how to make itself the center of attention on any road!
For all the fun and precision of a Mini, turned up to “11”, you can not beat our new John Cooper Works Mini Convertible! Read the reviews on our Cooper S cars, and then dial them all up a notch, because this car is everything that is great about Minis on Maui, but just soooo much more of it!!!