We have video of the fastest MINI ever – the MINI John Cooper Works GP II – lapping the Nurburgring in 8:23.
At the time, MINI told us that the new MINI GP could hustle round the Nurburgring a full 19 seconds quicker than the old MINI GP making the new hot MINI the fastest MINI ever made (well, the fastest MINI ever made by BMW, anyway). But they offered up no proof.
Finally, two months later, it looks like MINI’s VT bods have got the hang of their video software and have stitched together a video of the new MINI GP getting round the Nurburgring in the aforementioned 8:23.
The only trouble is – especially if you were expecting to see a pro driver negotiating every inch of the Nurburgring – you’ll be a bit disappointed. MINI has shoved their video through the ‘MINI Frenzy Machine’ they use to produce all their promo videos, so what you actually get is frenetic cuts and a ‘feel’ for the lap all crammed in to just over a minute of VT.
Still, it’s all good PR for the new MINI GP. But despite telling us how quick it is round the Nurburgring, MINI still hasn’t actually told us how quick the new MINI JCW GP actually is.
MINI JCW GP Nurburgring Video