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Mini John Cooper Works E PROtotype Set for Goodwood Hill Climb

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Mini JCW E PROtotype Set for Goodwood ClimbMini
  • The Mini JCW E PROtotype will show off the battery-electric Mini JCW.

  • Mini says this two-door hardtop will feature an advanced electric powertrain but has yet to show off the specs.

  • It’s expected this JCW E will best the Mini Cooper SE JCW’s 215 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque.


It looks like the Goodwood Festival of Speed is becoming more like a rolling auto show. Mini is scheduled to show off its battery-electric JCW E PROtotype at this year’s hill climb and preview what we’ll see in the production version later this year.

While details about this Mini prototype are admittedly light, the folks at Mini promise this John Cooper Works E will pack an advanced powertrain.

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Mini John Cooper Works E PROtotype heads to the bank.Mini

Other than that, everything is simply speculation. Considering this is a JCW-badged Mini, it’s safe to expect more oomph than the 215 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque found on the standard Mini Cooper SE JCW’s spec sheet.

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While the powertrain details are still hidden away from prying eyes, the folks at Mini did shine some light on the PROtotype’s camouflage.

Apparently, this battery-electric Mini’s finish takes inspiration from the 1964 Rally Monte Carlo. If you look closely, you’ll find the wrap is a similar shade of red to the number 37 Mini Cooper S that took top honors.

With Mini confirming that we’ll see the unwrapped version of this John Cooper Works E later this year, the dynamic teaser at the Goodwood Festival of Speed will have to keep EV and Mini fans at bay for a few more months.

If you’re heading to the Festival of Speed, you can watch this prototype in person this weekend. But for those not trekking to West Sussex, you’ll be able to watch the live stream here.

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