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The MINI John Cooper Work GP Inspired Edition, the latest limited edition MINI, is now available in Singapore at Eurokars Habitat.

19 Feb 2021 | Local News : Singapore

MINI Asia and Eurokars Habitat have announced the launch of the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition in Singapore. This special model draws upon the mettle of its forebear, the third-generation MINI John Cooper Works GP, and features exclusive specifications in a 3-Door hatchback.

Mr. Kidd Yam, Head of MINI Asia, said, "We received overwhelming response for the MINI John Cooper Works GP when we introduced the car in June last year. As such, we've specially developed the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition to cater for fans who weren't able to get their hands on the original, but still want to own a unique piece of motorsports history. This special edition was first conceptualised in Singapore, and will also be launched in selected markets in the Southeast Asian region in the coming weeks."

With adaptive suspension, the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition has the handling to match up to its looks
The design elements of the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition were derived directly from the MINI John Cooper Works GP. Racing Grey metallic for the body and the contrast colour Melting Silver metallic for the roof, as well as the John Cooper Works rear spoiler and mirror caps adorn both models.

Together with the black engine bonnet scoop, black door handles and black fuel lid, these features now highlight the intimate relationship between the two extreme athletes. The MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition is fitted as standard with 18-inch lightweight forged wheels in the John Cooper Works Cup Spoke design with runflat tyres.

In a callback to the original model, the hub caps on the light alloy wheels bear the GP logo. The Piano Black head light surrounds and the blackened inner parts for the adaptive LED head lights and rear lights, the black MINI logo on the bonnet and tailgate serve as additional highlights.

A unique 'GP Inspired' lettering distinguishes the MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition from its forebear. This lettering can be found on the two side doors, as well as on the air inlet trim and the C-pillar of the hatchback.

A distinctive feature of newer MINI models is the pattern of the British Union Jack flag that is part of the taillights
Standard interior equipment includes John Cooper Works sports seats at the front in Dinamica/leather combination. The GP badge is integrated underneath the integrated headrests - this badge is also featured in the floor mats for the driver and front passenger. The 'GP Inspired' lettering is displayed on the high gloss cockpit fascia, and both front and rear velour floor mats are finished in red stitching.

The steering wheel is covered in nappa Leather, features red stitching, and a stylish 3D printed metal centre marking for the 12 o'clock position. An eight-speed automatic transmission with metal shift paddles on the steering wheel with the 'GP' logo are likewise 3D-printed in metal. The key cap is also a product of the 3D printed process, and makes a stylish statement with the 'G'" lettering in the middle.

The 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 228bhp and 320Nm of torque, ensuring plenty of pulling power, while the adaptive suspension keeps the driver feeling in total control especially during dynamic cornering. The sports exhaust system adds an acoustic flourish to the car's sporty character with its hearty soundtrack. Zero to 100km/h is accomplished in 6.1 seconds, and the car has a top speed of 246km/h.

The MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition sees many premium features fitted as standard such as Park Distance Control in the front and rear, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and the MINI Head-Up Display. This helps the driver concentrate on what is happening on the road by displaying relevant information right in the driver's line of vision without the driver having to take their eyes off the road.

The MINI John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition gets special badging inside and out to identify it as a special edition MINI
The Driving Assistant package is also fitted as standard. This package incorporates a camera-based system that recognises and reports speed limits, thereby increasing safety on the road. A digital high-beam assistant with Adaptive LED Matrix Head lights is also particularly useful when travelling at night in areas that are not well-lit.

The collision warning and pedestrian warning systems with city braking function make it easier to avoid dangerous situations, particularly in city traffic. The Parking Assistant offers maximum comfort in searching for and using parking spaces, while the reversing camera gives drivers a better view when manoeuvring.

Car Model Price as of press time (inclusive of COE)
MINI John Cooper Works 3-Door 2.0 GP Inspired Edition (A)

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