john cooper works.
MINI thrill maximised.
set your heart racing.
Our high-performance MINI John Cooper Works models are ready to make a powerful impression, with their athletic stance and distinctive, low growl. These unruly high performers are the reincarnation of John Cooper's winning racing legends and embody the very essence of motor sport. John Cooper and his team trusted their instincts. In the early 60s, against all odds but with an unstoppable, pioneering spirit, he managed to build a legendary racing car from a tiny family car – and changed the minds of many.
The faith of a few.
No one predicted that John Cooper and the iconic classic Mini would take the chequered flag, against all odds. The feisty underdog took the motor racing world by storm, overpowering opponents with its nimble handling and groundbreaking engine and wheel layout. Time and time again.
writing motorsport history.
The John Cooper Works story has its roots in 1946. Charles Cooper and his son John founded the Cooper Car Company and built their first racing cars in Charles' small garage in Surbiton, England. This humble beginning would ultimately change the course of motorsport, and help create a thriving worldwide racing legacy that still exists to this day. Not to mention the profound effect it would soon have on the classic Mini. Check out the excellent "John Cooper: Genius & Works", an exclusive documentary produced by Sky.
putting the driver first.
The Cooper Car Company first built single-seat Formula Three racing cars. These were hugely successful in the 500cc class due to their revolutionary rear engine. This stroke of genius soon made the Cooper Car Company the choice for aspiring young drivers. John Cooper went on to win both the Formula One World Championship and Constructors Championship.
the making of a legend.
After enjoying considerable success with his own car constructions, John Cooper became fascinated with the newly introduced classic Mini. Intrigued by its potential, he envisioned turning it into a champion racer. With the addition of a more powerful engine, new brakes and sharper steering, he had soon transformed this modest little family car into a giant-slaying racing car. In 1961, the first Mini Cooper was born.
Defying all convention.
Now, nothing could hold Mini back. John Cooper’s instinct had once again been spot on. He was the master of his game. A car for the ages had been created. By 1964, Mini Cooper was a globally renowned marque. It won almost every competition imaginable – including historic wins at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. Mini and John Cooper had developed the classic Mini into a winnner that was vastly superior to its competitors.
brand new era.
In 2001, 'Mini' joined the BMW Group and was rebranded as MINI. This change brought a great revival of interest in tuning the MINI models and continuing John Cooper Works’s legacy. MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works Tuning Kits were made available through MINI Centres worldwide from 2003, boosting the output of the MINI Cooper to 126 hp (93 Kw) and the MINI Cooper S to an impressive 200 hp (147 Kw).
faster and faster.
A pre-tuned MINI Cooper S with the John Cooper Works GP Kit was launched in 2006. This limited edition MINI hatch delivered breathtaking performance and a unique racing feeling. It was the fastest road-going MINI to date, able to reach 62 mph (100km/h) in just under 6.5 seconds. Only 2,000 were produced. And all in a single unique colour scheme: metallic Thunder Blue with Chili Red Mirrors and a Pure Silver roof where the production number between 1 and 2,000 was displayed.
Rebirth of a legend.
In 2007, BMW acquired the John Cooper Works brand name, engineering and development resources. And one year later, the first two new MINI John Cooper Works models were launched: a totally updated version of the John Cooper Works Hatch and the John Cooper Works Clubman. These powerhouses were equipped with a 1.6 litre four-cylinder engine with Twin Scroll turbocharger and an output of 211 hp (155 kW). A testament to John Cooper’s pioneering spirit and commitment to driving performance.
Five years later, in 2013, the limited edition MINI John Cooper Works GP was released, boasting a 218 hp turbo-charged, four-cylinder engine. Once again, just 2,000 of these highly sought-after models were produced.
MINI’s motorsport legacy lives on in the MINI John Cooper Works models that have just hit the streets. They all share the same high-performance DNA and racing-grade tuning to deliver a potent combination of precision handling and acceleration. Furthermore, our MINI John Cooper Works Racing Team is conquering the competition, too. It recently took the chequered flag at Daytona – beating some of the world’s premier sports cars. And after winning the Dakar Rally four years in succession with MINI ALL4 Racing, the X-raid MINI John Cooper Works Rally team had a successful start to the Dakar Rally. John Cooper would be proud.
FOR THE FEW.
See what happens when we apply our imagination, pioneering spirit and motor racing genes to create the high-performance sports car of tomorrow.
WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIVENESS.
You're ready to hit the open road. And with the awe-inspiring torque generated by the 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine you can also hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in a little over six seconds.
AERODYNAMIC FRONT BUMPER.
Breathing is key to performance. Which is why we’ve furnished the MINI John Cooper Works front bumper with large air intakes plus an additional cooler to keep your engine and brakes at the ideal temperature for high performance and durability.
BRAKES AND WHEELS.
John Cooper Works is all about extreme driving and fun at the highest level of precision. But the highest performance demands tight control and stability, especially when you’re driving through bends at higher speeds. So we specially designed the 18” and 19” light alloy wheels to accommodate high-performance brakes. In bold Chili Red with a John Cooper Works badge, the 4-piston, fixed-caliper brakes provide you with all the stopping power you need for tight turns and fast changes of pace.
The sporty John Cooper Works rear spoiler gives you an extra aerodynamic edge, reduces drag and exerts downward pressure that keeps the car stuck to the road like glue.
Developed and tested on a variety of racetracks like the Nürburgring Nordschleife, our John Cooper Works sport suspension offers you perfect handling, a remarkably dynamic driving experience and impressive stability.
SLANTED CHROME TAILPIPES.
From the moment you switch on the engine, the incredible John Cooper Works roar reminds you of the power at your disposal. There is no better sound track to any drive than the deep, throaty growl you get every time you nudge the accelerator. And it only gets better once you switch to Sport Mode.
STAINLESS STEEL PEDAL CAPS.
Our sporty John Cooper Works DNA can be found in every detail, like the stainless steel pedal caps. Particularly durable, particularly sleek and particularly good for putting your foot down flat.
MINI DRIVING MODES.
Every now and then you have the chance to really let loose. An empty highway, a long tunnel or a windy stretch of country road. The perfect time to switch to Sport Mode. It sharpens the steering and acceleration for sportier, more agile handling. And the sound alone is enough to make you remember why you love driving.
Experience the sound of power.
Put on your head phones, turn up the sound and hear the legendary John Cooper Works roar.
the look of a racer. the spirit of a champion.
John Cooper Works models are built to thrill – even before you step inside. Bold, racing-inspired looks, finest quality materials and a suite of visual enhancements put the John Cooper Works models in a league of their own. Plus, they are available in our exclusive Rebel Green – a modern take on the classic British racing car colour.
The integrated white indicators house the side scuttles and flaunt the John Cooper Works badge on Piano Black with a Chili Red border.
JOHN COOPER WORKS SPORT SEATS.
Set in prime position close to the asphalt, the distinctive John Cooper Works sport seats are designed to give you full control of the incredible power beneath you. You will appreciate the extra lateral support when you are zipping around corners with legendary MINI handling and captivating agility.
The road is stretching out in front of you. The landscape is whizzing past. And the next exciting corner is coming up. Of course you don’t want to look away. And with the high contrast Head-Up Display you don’t have to. All the information you need is always right in front of you and clearly visible: speed, your current gear, the best moment to change up or down and even a rev display.
8-SPEED STEPTRONIC TRANSMISSION.
Setting new standards in dynamics and efficiency, our John Cooper Works models are fitted with an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission to give you an even smoother, sportier drive. The extra gears reduce the number of revs at high speed to allow optimal power development. Steptronic functionality lets you choose between automatic ease and the thrill of manual shifting. The Start/Stop function makes driving more economical, too, reducing fuel consumption, engine noise and emissions. The gentle gradation of the eight gears reduces the engine's rev interval between shifts, so you enjoy a more powerful acceleration.
JOHN COOPER WORKS LEATHER STEERING WHEEL.
The John Cooper Works sports steering wheel is crafted from perforated leather with Chili Red stitching. Shaped thumb rests give you the perfect grip so you can take the corners like a pro and stay steady on the homestretch.
You can see the John Cooper Works commitment to excellence in every detail. Even the door sills have a refined look with an integrated John Cooper Works logo. The chequered flag design elements hint at the thrills to come.
meet the jcw models.
When you’re behind the wheel of a John Cooper Works, you’re guaranteed thrills worthy of the race track. Our premium performance models are named after the legendary John Cooper – and are the most powerful and exclusive MINI models ever built.
MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS 3 DOOR.
A classic with an impressive rally legacy. As the direct descendent of John Cooper’s winning cars, our MINI John Cooper Works 3 Door will speak to your inner racer. It effortlessly brings together power, agility and depth of engineering. And its short wheel base, the low-centre-of-gravity feeling is taken to the extreme so you will start looking forward to every bend in the road.
MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS CONVERTIBLE.
MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS CLUBMAN.
In the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman, we’ve blended versatile performance and sophisticated design. With 231 hp under the bonnet and all-wheel-drive for extra grip those exhilaration corners, you won’t have to compromise on any of the JCW high-octane fun. And with its ample size and the split doors in the back, it’s also flexible enough for any occasion.
MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS COUNTRYMAN.
This is the John Cooper Works built for the adventurer. With its impressive power, size and standard all-wheel-drive, it will take you anywhere the roads leads you and beyond.
Inspired by a dynamic lifestyle, the John Cooper Works Lifestyle Collection offers a wide range of bags that make the perfect travel companions for your next adventure – on or off the racetrack.
The John Cooper Works Lifestyle Collection offers a selected range of t-shirts and caps – to provide the ideal outfit for your urban lifestyle.
John Cooper Works Lifestyle Collection accessories enable you to bring the racing spirit into your home, office and leisure time. These classy companions incorporate the premium John Cooper Works style into your everyday life.