Nothing less than the most powerful, fastest Mini ever made. Welcome to the new GP, which answers the question “what would putting more than 300bhp and 300lb ft in a Mini Cooper be like?”

This is also the third Mini GP, and on the face of it, the GP3 follows the treatment prescribed to 2006’s GP1 and GP2 pretty closely: less weight, more power. Thing is, this time there’s a LOT more power, and despite losing its back seats, its rear wiper and wearing the lightest wheels ever fitted to a BMW-era Mini (just 9kg each), it’s not actually that light.

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DRIVEN: MINI GP - Does 300HP Turn This Pocket Rocket Into A Baby 911 Turbo?

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