duetto_67 New Reader
1/11/13 12:16 a.m.

comb-over? - still chuckling over that

whenever i see one of these i just have to ask why? - and haven't found a good answer to that

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pinchvalve MegaDork
1/11/13 1:43 p.m.

Wow, you managed to capture a good angle for that thing. At least it wears its mass low and wide.

mistanfo UltraDork
1/15/13 6:26 p.m.

But does it drive any better than the normal JCW Cooper S, or whatever they call the four seater?

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

Several months back we reviewed the Mini Coupe and found it to be a capable playmate, but lacking in the typical utility that we’ve come to expect from Minis over the years.

Well, the John Cooper Works version ups the ante on performance quite a bit, with a whopping 208hp, tweaked suspension, 17-inch performance rubber and massive Brembo brakes.

We had the chance to sample one in Germany, including a few laps of the legendary Nürburgring. Is the extra snazzy enough to offset the unusual looks, or the lack of traditional Mini function?

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