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PistonHeads's BMW/Mini mole must have been operating in deep cover. The site posted two sketches of what was reported to be the "lightweight" Mini, which has been bunked and debunked in greater detail than the Kennedy assassination. Now confirmed by Motoring File, the images were let fly under the name "John Cooper Works GP Tuning Kit." According to MF, the full press package will released later this week. (And yes, the car will be available in the US, for around $30,000.)

The Rumored Lightweight MCS: Part 7 [Motoring File]

Lightweight Mini Pics Leak [PistonHeads]

Mini to Build a Lighter, Faster Cooper S [internal]