2012 MINI John Cooper Works GP
The MINI John Cooper Works GP completed a lap at the Nordschleife in just eight minutes, twenty-three seconds. That’s equivalent to an E46 M3 or R-32 Skyline, so this little guy is no slouch. There are 218 ponies under the hood, driven by a twin-scroll turbocharger, variable valve timing, and direct injection to get things going. Keeping the contact patch optimal is a coil-over suspension system that inverts the front shocks to increase longitudinal and lateral stiffness. There were only 2,000 of these models built and they were all sold in Europe so, for many, Forza 5 is the only shot they’ll have to experience this one-of-a-kind ride.