The most powerful model in the Mini range is the John Cooper Works Mini Cooper, with a four-cylinder engine pumping out 231 horsepower, but it gets trumped by new hardcore models like the Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S, which boasts 305 horsepower. Mini, however, has been working around the clock to strike back at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the John Cooper Works Challenge.
The car will be based on the standard JCW and will be able to match its 0-60mph time (6.3 seconds). Surprisingly, only 100 Challenge models will be sold in the work, and all will be sold in the UK. This is going to be Mini’s most hardcore track car and will come with fully adjustable coilovers and dampers from Nitron. There will be recommended settings for both track and road use.
The Challenge will have Carbon Black cloth seats with the build number placed on the passenger’s side of the dashboard. It will cost 32,000 pounds in the UK ($45,000), which is approximately $11,000 more than the standard car. Orders are being taken now with deliveries starting later this year. Here at Carsclusive, we are curious to see whether or not this Mini Cooper JCW Challenge will be special enough to hold its value.