Production of John Cooper Works-tuned cars is all set to resume at MINI plant in Oxford after the launch of the second generation of the new MINI Hatch and MINI Cooper S Clubman. In July 2008, customers can order factory-built MINI that produces 211hp and complete a sprint from 0-62 mph in 6.5 seconds.
Expected prices for on-the-road is £ 20 500 and the MINI Cooper John Cooper Works and £ 21 700 and the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman. Car will be unveiled to the public for the first time the International Motor Show in Geneva in March 2008.
The engine has been specially developed for the MINI CHALLENGE race car is equipped with the MINI John Cooper Works cars. The basic unit is a 1.6-liter power plant provided the standard Mini Cooper S, but modifications were made to the air filter, air mass meter, exhaust system and catalytic converters. Air Supply changed large turbocharger is increased assembly of a tube of larger air intake, which in turn creates a quicker induction phase.