The 2009 MINI John Cooper Works builds on John Cooper's legacy of innovation with a combination of balanced handling and ballistic acceleration.

John Cooper was a man of limitless invention and perpetual impatience. He understood that one way to go faster was to slow down in corners. To that end, he created smaller, lighter cars that were able to handle better and corner faster. In the process, he collected three Monte Carlo Rally titles and 16 Grand Prix wins.

Powered by a specially tuned twin-scroll turbocharged engine with Electronic Differential Lock Control for extra command, the MINI John Cooper Works boasts 208 horsepower and a top speed of 147 mph.* Stopping power is supplied by four-piston Brembo front brake calipers with 12.4-inch ventilated brake discs. Add a tuned suspension and 17-inch Challenge Spoke light alloy wheels, and the resulting car takes performance and agility into rarefied territory normally reserved for racecars, which, not coincidentally, is exactly what it is. John Cooper would have expected nothing less.

RACING IS IN OUR BLOOD.

*MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop only. BMW AG test results. Model shown with MINI John Cooper Works accessories. © 2009 MINI, a division of BMW of North America, LLC. The MINI name, model names and logo are registered trademarks.