Another week and yet another Mini concept is here. This one though is the polar opposite of the Mini Electric revealed last week. Say hello to its evil brother, The Mini Cooper Works GP Concept.
This reveal unlike the Electric Concept is a bit short on the details, namely what is actually powering this very menacing looking race-prepped monster.
What we can make out from the array of preview images is that the Works GP Concept appears to be a paddle-shift setup only which we assume links to the mystery of whatever engine is powering it.
The main event though is the exterior and interior design. The outside is just plain mean and aggressive looking and then some. The entire car is covered in massive aero-trickery with massive air-intakes. Everything looks carbon-fibre with and F40 minimalist layer of actual paint to cover it.
It has wheel arch flares that double as air-flow channels, these lead to a massive roof-spoiler, and rear diffuser with the now traditional centre mounted tailpipes along with those epic Union Jack emblazoned rear lights. The car sits on massive lightweight 19-inch wheels continuing the black and red theme throughout making it all very pumped up and hardcore looking.
On the inside, the menacing theme continues with the dash being covered in an array of digital screens along with the more traditional Mini toggle switches. Add this to the heads up display, the race seats, and roll cage with the absence of back seats and you have one fully ultra hard core Mini.
Mini confirmed that a number of the cabin trim was 3D printed along with the upholstery; we would expect this sadly not to feature on any production version.
So, a Mini Concept that looks awesome despite whatever is powering it being a secret. Now, all they need to do is not change and build it as it stands.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments like it or hate it, or do you even think it will make it to production.
Ben Hodges - Posted in Live and Let Drive