Detroit: MINI John Cooper Works Concept wants to be Ultimate Go-kart

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MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Concept gets an official reveal at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.  It has a unique front and rear facias, wheels, and a familiar JCW color scheme.  The goal of this concept is to show what happens when the regular MINI Cooper hatch gets more power and even more precise Go-kart handling.

The details on this concept are sparse.  MINI promises it to be more powerful and more efficient.  We know that this MINI generation is slightly bigger and more light weight than the previous, and this plays well into JCW hands.  Lighter weight and likely 200+ hp from its 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder is sure to make it exciting.


See the production 2014 MINI Cooper hatchback get revealed in LA.


Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.