The John Cooper Works is the ultimate model of the Mini range. Producing 228bhp it is considered one of the best hot hatches around, rivalling the Audi S1 and Golf R. The tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and sharper steeringmake the JCW even more agile than the Cooper S – which is a joy to drive itself.
The exhaust has been tuned to ‘crackle’ between gear changes, giving the car real character.
The John Cooper Works can also produce up to 40mpg, giving you an economical drive when you need it and a fun drive when you want it. The downside to this model is that the base model is very basic, for the price you would expect climate control and auto wipers to be standard – both of which are extras you have to pay for, plus any luxury extras like sat nav and heated seats.