The 2014 Mini John Cooper Works Concept Seems Appropriately Crazy

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There are some people who believe the thrills provided by the standard Mini Cooper S are not enough. And for those people, there is the Mini John Cooper Works. Now the JCW is back to hot up the 2014 Mini Cooper, and it's looking pretty good.

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Mini is calling this the John Cooper Works Concept, but it's a concept in the same way that I might theoretically walk to a food truck today and fill my stomach with tacos. The concept boasts an attractive paint called Bright Highways Grey, the familiar red accents, 18-inch wheels, a new spoiler and a custom aero package.

Sadly, there's no word on power yet, but we can anticipate a souped-up version of the Cooper S's new all-BMW 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo engine with well over 200 horsepower. The outgoing Mini JCW offered just 208 horsepower in a small package and no one ever called that car slow. It's gonna need that extra power, since the 2014 Cooper is quite a bit larger than its predecessor.

Anyway, the JCW looks like it's on the right track so far. Expect to see the rest of it at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

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I'm so excited to be only one year away from paying off my current MINI Cooper. Free, almost finally free of this burden. The ride on city streets has wreaked havoc on my back, and this this is about as fragile as a paper boat in the Pacific Ocean. I can list more of the parts that haven't been replaced than the ones that have. Where isn't this thing leaking?

I know this is sacrilegious on Jalopnik, but I so just want a beige car with good fuel economy and little required maintenance. Oh, and a truck, good God I just want a cheap pickup.