I had a race with one today in my tunned up fiat coupe 20v turbo,pumping out approx 280bhp and there was not much in it but my coope had the edge over the works cooper S .I have to admit the mini was better around corners on a 10 mile bendy road with a few 1/2 mile straights etc I was only about 20 seconds ahead I was so impressed when I got home with the mini, thats why am on here 2c performance facts . 5* from me for mini woks
It is 218hp (euro) the JCW model is 208hp, but anyway mine did 191hp at the wheel. An acquaintances' dynod 187hp. The problem with it is the hard run-flat tyres. They should have put the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres.