Jul 30, 2016
POWER WITHOUT LIMITS.
When passion for motor racing is the driving force and intense open-air pleasure the goal, the new MINI John Cooper Works Convertible takes the ideal line from the word go. The second John Cooper Works model of the latest generation combines engine and suspension technology optimised for use on the race track with distinctive design and equipment features as well as the extensively refined qualities of the new MINI Convertible. This lends even greater fascination to the vehicle concept of an open-top 4-seater with outstandingly sporty performance properties that is still unique in the small car segment.
The latest version of the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible offers the most exclusive way of enjoying extreme driving fun. With its spontaneous power delivery and highly emotional sound, the most powerful engine in the British brand's portfolio with 170 kW/231 hp is strikingly impressive. The fully electrically operated textile top is particularly low-noise, open or closing in just 18 seconds at the press of a button. The stretched silhouette and the powerfully modelled surfaces of the open-top 4-seater are supplemented with design elements developed especially for the John Cooper Works model to optimise cooling air intake and aerodynamic properties.
The suspension technology set-up based on well-established racing expertise along with convertible-specific bracing elements guarantees excellent agility and precisely controlled handling in dynamic driving situations. Noticeable progress is also reflected in the new MINI John Cooper Works Convertible as compared to its predecessor model in terms of acceleration figures, space and the premium characteristics of the interior, where the rollover bars that extend automatically if needed are now fully integrated behind the rear seats. The power that now ensures a truly unique racing feel when driving with the top open is drawn from a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine developed on the basis of the latest engine generation with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology, with a peak output exceeding that of the predecessor model by 15 kW/20 hp.
The thrilling performance figures and also the handling properties of the new MINI John Cooper Works Convertible - which are always supremely under the driver's control even when moving in extremely sporty style - result from a precisely configured overall package comprising not just the powerful engine but also a sports exhaust system, the sports suspension including 17-inch John Cooper Works light alloy wheels, a sports brake system developed in collaboration with specialist manufacturer Brembo, the John Cooper Works Aerodynamics Kit and the distinct cockpit design featuring John Cooper Works sport seats. The car's performance properties, appearance and fascinating driving experience also give the open-top variant of the top athlete authentic characteristics that both reflect longstanding motor racing experience and the tradition-steeped association between MINI and John Cooper Works.
To this day, the name of the legendary sports car designer John Cooper - who once paved the way for the classic MINI to take to the race track - stands for the intensive driving fun and successful motor racing achievements of the small British car.