• UK only model, limited production run, with each car numbered. Unique colour and specification combination
  • Inspired by the latest MINI Challenge racing car, with key technical features developed in partnership with the same suppliers involved with the race car
  • Adjustable suspension, high-grip Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, lightweight alloy wheels, limited slip differential, upgraded braking power, Genuine MINI JCW Pro Accessories
  • Based on the potent MINI John Cooper Works, featuring 231hp and a 153mph top speed
  • Premiere at Goodwood Festival of Speed, priced at £32,000 OTR

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The MINI Challenge:  

The MINI Challenge has provided the best MINI racing in the UK since 2002, and is part of a family of racing championships run across Europe. For 2016, the UK MINI Challenge is split into three classes, offering incredibly close racing to drivers on a wide spread of budgets.

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The top class features the current John Cooper Works racing car, best described as a ‘MINI-touring car’. With up to 255bhp and a six-speed sequential gearbox, these are the ultimate racing MINI models.

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The Cooper S class is for previous generation (2006-2014) 1.6-litre Turbo cars built to Challenge specification, while the entry-level Cooper Class features normally aspirated first generation MINI models (2001-2006) and is ideal for those starting out in circuit racing. An Open Class has also been inaugurated for MINIs outside of these three classes.

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The MINI Challenge is fought out over eight rounds including a meeting on the picturesque Brands Hatch Grand Prix track.

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The new MINI Cooper John Cooper Works Challenge takes track-driving performance to a new level, while also offering a thrilling on-road driving experience that doesn’t sacrifice everyday comforts and refinement.

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Based on the ultimate performance MINI, the latest John Cooper Works Hatch, the Challenge takes more than just inspiration from the current Challenge-specification racing car.

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The small, passionate development team, based at MINI Plant Oxford in the UK, worked in partnership with key suppliers on the racing car to deliver the best solutions for a genuinely credible trackday machine. With its super-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, adjustable suspension and limited slip differential, the MINI John Cooper Works Challenge takes bespoke track performance to levels never before seen in the small hot hatch class.

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Limited to a maximum of 100 units, the exclusive MINI John Cooper Works Challenge features a unique colour combination and graphics, Genuine MINI JCW Pro Accessories, and is available in one fixed specification only.

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