The carmaker has incorporated many racing design elements from their experience in motorsport. They describe the concept as 'driving fun in its purest form'. The car sports a wider body and track, while incorporating carbon fibre components to reduce weight. There is a carbon fibre front splitter, side skirts and a rear spoiler. The car rides on 19-inch alloy wheels with red and orange accents. The 0059 stickers are to remind you of the year the original Mini was born - 1959.
Inside the cabin, Mini has equipped the hatchback with deep bucket seats featuring five-point race harness. Additionally, there's a roll cage for added safety. The headliner, rear seats and door trims have been removed to reduce weight overall. There's a head-up display too for putting up important information. Suspension settings can be altered through the touch screen system.
Mini has not given any confirmation about a production model. However, we can expect a limited-run GP series based on this JCW concept. It might not be as manic as this one, but it should borrow traits from the version to still have a glamorous styling. More on this next week from the motor show.