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Mini John Cooper Works

Published: 04 March 2008 Updated: 26 January 2015

So what’s new on Mini’s Geneva Motor Show stand?

It was all about John Cooper Works at Mini with the firm showing off the most powerful version yet of its car in hatchback and Clubman forms.

Impact was diluted by official pictures being released a couple of weeks ago but in hatchback form it’s still a sharp looking sporty adaptation of the regular Cooper S. And with 211bhp and 192lb/ft of torque it’ll have plenty of go too.

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The stand was all about John Cooper but it was the original 1966 rally spec Mini Cooper in attendance which offered a cheeky reminder that while good, the current car is no innovator.

What were they thinking?

Even in JCW spec the Clubman resolutely refuses to be easy on the eye.

In a nutshell

Low key offering from Mini certainly has plenty of power we’ll have to wait to see if it’s any good.