MINI Cooper introduced its 2015 MINI John Cooper Works model, the sportiest MINI, to press at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday.
The new model is slightly larger than previous models, but for the most part, the look of the small sports car follows previous John Cooper Works models, with large air inlets in the front apron to cool the engine and the brakes, LED headlights, and a rear spoiler as well as side sills and a rear apron. The model also features 18-inch light alloy wheels with a new design, a sports brake system and a sports exhaust system with a silencer system. Twin tailpipes with chrome finish display the John Cooper Works logo.
The concept car featured grey paint with bright red racing stripes and accents.
MINI executives didn’t give specifications for the new MINI, but said they aimed to increase power, fuel efficiency and acceleration with the model. The current MINI John Cooper Works model powers at 208-horsepower and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.