MINI has announced that it will be taking a John Cooper Works Concept version of the recently released hatchback to Detroit (18-26 January).
Sitting on 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, the Concept is finished in brushed Bright Highways Grey with a Chili Red roof, bonnet and boot lid stripes. Red detailing is continued around the front and rear grille edging, mirror casings and brake calipers, while the exclusive aero package comprises contoured side skirts and a rear apron with flaps and a diffuser section.
At the front, there’s a pair of LED headlights and meshed air intakes where the regular car sports fog-lights, while the rear gains additional air outlets and centrally-mounted twin tailpipes bearing the JCW logo on carbon fibre shrouds.
MINI is yet to disclose any power figures, but as the standard Cooper S develops 141 kW (192 hp) from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder lump, it’s safe to say that the next JCW will eclipse the current vehicle’s figure of 160 kW (218 hp), possibly beyond 179 kW (240 hp).