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At the beginning of 2024, a new generation MINI Cooper with an internal combustion engine appeared. This hatchback is built on the platform of its predecessor, although it has a modern design in the style of an electric car. In the spring, it became known that it was the gasoline version that would become the flagship “charged” version of MINI John Cooper Works – the prototype was shown as part of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring racing marathon in 2024. And at the Festival of Speed ​​in Goodwood, the electric John Cooper Works E will be shown.

Like the pre-production petrol hot hatch, the electric car, in honour of the Mini Cooper S’s historic victory at the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally, which took place 60 years ago, received the “37” emblem, as well as a red and white camouflage livery in the style of racing cars of the 60s – white silhouettes of various race tracks from around the world are scattered on a red background. Notably, the “electric car” received the emblems of the private German team Bulldog Racing, based near the “Nordschleife” and participating in races on MINI.

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Visually, the car is very similar to the JCW Cooper SE trim, which is evident in the shared design elements – such as the air intakes in the bumper, a large rear spoiler framing the rear window, and a wide diffuser. Notably, the electric car has a less aggressive appearance compared to its combustion-engine counterpart, which has noticeably wider fenders.

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Unlike the JCW trim of the electric Mini Cooper SE, which does not bring any improvements to the powertrain, the new John Cooper Work E is a real hot hatch. MINI has not yet revealed the specifications, but promised an “advanced electric powertrain,” hinting at more power than the 218-horsepower Cooper SE. In addition, the suspension will be retuned. The MINI John Cooper Works E PROtotype will be shown to the public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will be held from 11 to 14 July, where the electric car will take part in demonstration runs on a hill climb.

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