With a new Mini comes a new John Cooper Works. Mini showed off a concept version of the new JCW at Detroit , but now we have the first photos of the new machine out doing some winter testing in Sweden.
The car seen here is missing some of the Works body kit, namely the rear bumper, side skirts and wheels, but the massive brakes with their bright red calipers give this car away. If you needed more proof, the large center mounted exhaust has been a hallmark of the JCW line for years now.
When the car finally goes on sale, we expect it to look nearly identical to the concept version that was shown in Detroit .
Based on the all-new third-generation Cooper Hardtop , the latest John Cooper Works model is expected to be powered by an uprated version of the current four-cylinder turbo with around 230 horsepower. That will make the latest JCW the most powerful mini ever to hit mass production.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Mini John Cooper Works.