MINI has just announced the pricing for the John Cooper Works GP at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
According to the British carmaker, the GP is available exclusively in Thunder Grey metallic and equipped with an aerodynamic body kit, tinted xenon headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the cabin features Recaro seats, a new steering wheel, an anthracite roof line, piano black trim and metallic accents.
Power comes from a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 211 hp and 280 Nm of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission that allows the car to accelerate from 0-96 km/h in 5.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 241 km/h.
Only 2,000 units will be available worldwide, out of which 500 will be imported into the United States. The John Cooper Works GP has a starting price of $39,950 and first deliveries will start in March, 2013.