Seats two, produces 218 horsepower from a 1.6 turbo-four, sports a legendary name on its flanks, runs fully-adjustable coilover suspension, lightweight wheels and race-derived brakes, and weighs just 1160 kg. A recipe for a bonkers driver's car? You bet.
The original Mini John Cooper Works edition was introduced more than 50 years ago when John Cooper himself set out to make a small, nimble, fun-to-drive car for the road. This 2013 Mini JCW GP edition takes things a bit more seriously.
It'll do 0-100 kmph in 6.3 seconds, max out at 242 kmph and it lapped the famous Nurburgring track in just under 8 min 23 sec. How fast is that? Well, about as fast as a Jaguar XKR or a Nissan R32 GT-R. Nothing much, really.
Image: Mini John Cooper Works GP