The MINI Cooper S JCW is all about having fun
It was John Cooper who turned the original Mini into a Monte Carlo Rally winner. Now, each John Cooper Works MINI is built for performance: 228hp at 1,205kg propels the latest Cooper S JCW from 0-100kph in 6.3s, peaking at 246kph.
But it’s not all about the numbers: a MINI should be fast and fun.
The ride is as firm as you’d expect from a car with go-faster stripes on the bonnet, and very pointy steering and a short wheelbase make it good on the twisty stuff. Inside, the tech includes a heads-up display that changes colour with each drive setting; Sport mode is red with a rev counter, and lots of crackles and pops from the engine. All of which proves you don’t need massive horsepower to enjoy a car – as Cooper knew 50 years ago.