There are only 3000 units of the Mini John Cooper Works GP on the road, and judging by this video, you can already scratch one of those in total. A video from the YouTuber Pog shows his enthusiasm for taking delivery of the limited-edition hot hatch and, possibly, the desperation to destroy the vehicle.
The Mini arrives at Pog’s in a giant case, which makes it an impressive unpacking. He also arrives with a bag that contains a mini Pog statue.
Due to the foreclosure of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pog cannot take the JCW GP on the road, so he decides to start doing laps around his yard. He does not have too much land, but there is enough space to create a small circuit around his house.
Pog does several laps, and there is great cinematography in this video. But the tragedy ends up striking. After so many circuits, there is a divet at the entrance to one of the homemade corners. The touch disturbs the balance of the car, and the tailgate performs a complete rollover before getting back on the wheels.
Pog has no injuries. The JCW GP is however in poor condition. The worst damage is where the roof meets the windshield because it is crushed inward.
While Pog is physically unharmed, he goes through mental anguish. He only covered 23 kilometers before launching the limited edition hot hatch.
The JCW GP uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine developing 302 horsepower (225 kilowatts) and 332 foot-pounds (450 Newton meters) of torque. It can reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 165 mph (265 km / h).
If you want more extensive driving impressions of the JCW GP than what Pog can provide, Motor1.com has a review underway on July 17.