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for race­track work. Other track­re­lated changes in­clude the sta­bil­ity and trac­tion con­trol, which has Sport and GP rac­ing modes.

The lat­ter adds the abil­ity to brake the inside front wheel in cor­ners to pre­vent wheel­spin. The sys­tem loads up the out­side wheel in cor­ners to im­prove drive out of the cor­ner, which will be a re­quire­ment given the engine out­puts.

The 1.6-litre four-cylin­der twin-scroll turbo di­rect in­jec­tion pow­er­plant has been wound up to 160kW and 260Nm (with 280Nm on over­boost)— enough to claim a 6.3-sec­ond sprint to 100km/h, a 242km/h top speed and a lap time of 8 min­utes, 23 sec­onds around the north­ern loop of the Nur­bur­gring— 18 sec­onds quicker than the pre­vi­ous JCW ma­chine.

The JCW GP also lays claim to EU fuel con­sump­tion of about 7.1L/100km.

Race-bred brakes will bring it to a head-bob­bing halt— six­pis­ton calipers grip 330mm ven­ti­lated front and 280mm solid rear discs.

The fea­tures list will in­clude xenon head­lights, fog­lights, air­con, Re­caro sports seats, a cargo bay guard to keep your lug­gage in place, as well as a JCW thick­rimmed, leather-wrapped sports steer­ing wheel and gear knob.

Also on the cards for Aus­tralia is the Mini Coun­try­man JCW. This will

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