MINI JCW 2025: Endurance Race Debut & Refresh Details

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As the date for the upcoming endurance race on June 1-2 approaches, MINI, a prominent member of the BMW Group, has revealed its lineup, featuring two cars primed for competition. In the SP 3T category, #317, under the stewardship of Bulldog Racing, gears up for the challenge, while #474, boasting a manual transmission, is geared to vie for victory in the VT-2 category.

Adding to the anticipation, MINI introduces the John Cooper Works PRO, a prototype set to be piloted by Bulldog Racing at the event. This remarkable vehicle pays homage to the brand’s illustrious racing heritage from the ’60s, its distinctive camouflage design evoking memories of that era. Notably, the ’37’ emblazoned on the car’s exterior serves as a poignant tribute to the Cooper S’ triumph at the 1964 Rallye Monte Carlo.

While enthusiasts may hope for some of the prototype’s features to transfer to the production model, MINI has confirmed that won’t be the case. Features like quick-release hood pins and a centrally-mounted exhaust pipe won’t make it to production. Similarly, the unique 17-inch white alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero slicks are exclusive to the prototype.


Compared to its predecessor, the 2025 MINI JCW receives significant updates, including new headlamps, a larger grille, and redesigned side vents. Glossy black cladding accents the wheel arches and side skirts, while new taillamps and a redesigned tailgate spoiler enhance the rear.

Under the hood, a Twin-Power Turbo engine powers the new model, likely a re-tuned version of the current unit. Although exact performance figures haven’t been released, MINI hints at a slight increase in power over the outgoing model’s 228 horsepower and 236 pound-foot of torque.

The MINI JCW will debut this fall, with deliveries expected to start in the United States for the 2025 model year. While pricing details are yet to be confirmed, it’s anticipated that the new model may come at a slightly higher price point than its predecessor’s $35,400 starting price. Deliveries in Europe are expected to begin before the year ends, with the US market following suit in early 2025.


By Annie Linardos

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