Mini will exhibit the John Cooper Works concept at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit in January 2014. The carmaker has now released a preview of the concept car disclosing its details.
The John Cooper Works concept car seen in the pictures is in a Bright Highways Grey colour with decals in red. It adorns a body kit giving it an aggressive look. The grille has black coloured surrounds and a red horizontal slat at the bottom. It is badged with ‘John Cooper Works’. The front bumper of the vehicle gets air intakes instead of the fog lamps seen on the outgoing car. With a similar badge on the side profile, the car brags about the side skirts with red lining and red OVRMs. The rear spoiler has been painted in red while the bumper at the back gets dual exhausts tips placed in the centre. It also houses a diffuser. The car stands tall on 18-inch alloy wheels.
The production version of this concept car is expected to be powered by a turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. It will churn out about 217bhp of power. More details on the mechanical bits will be available when the car will be showcased next month. The carmaker claims that the car has been aerodynamically designed to maintain the vehicle’s balance at high speeds.
Mini is a British automotive brand which is owned by BMW and specialises in small cars. The company plans to include many new models in their portfolio. The production version of the concept car is expected to retain all the new changes will be launched next year after its debut at the Detroit Auto Show.