Mini / Convertible / JCW
By DANIEL GARDNER
THE John Cooper Works badge is to Mini
fans what the M badge is to BMW aficionados or the Type R moniker is to Honda’s
most hardcore followers.
While the heritage of racing driver and
engineer John Cooper himself goes back almost to the creation of the original
Mini, the JCW badge is a more recent arrival, applied to BMW-designed Minis
since the early-2000s.
Invoking the spirit of John Cooper and his
inventions in the racecar technology as well as the race preparation of road
cars, JCW is Mini’s connection from the circuit to the road.
introduction of the JCW kit for the first BMW-owned Mini, the badge has
proliferated the range, including the three-door and five-door hatch, Clubman
and this, the Mini Convertible JCW.
Each of the feistier models offers
the same tuned 2.0-litre turbo performance, aesthetic modifications and
sharpened chassis coupled with its own unique selling proposition – in this
case, a dose of wind-in-the-hair fun and shameless look-at-me
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Model release date: September 2016
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