Well - we got one. And not just any Mini, but the coveted and highly collectible 2006 Mini GP. This Mini GP is in such fantastic condition youd think it belonged to a museum. Built with a revised Eaton blower, a less restrictive intercooler, recalibrated engine management, high-volume injector nozzles, and a freer-flowing exhaust system, the various mods bump power output to 215 horsepower at 7100 rpm and help propel the Mini GP to a 145-mph top-speed. Throttle response and sheer thrust is intense, with a determined burst of acceleration available from the moment the supercharger whine cuts in to the point when the car's red tach needle meets the 7000-rpm redline on the steering-column-mounted gauge. More important, then, is the spread of power, and this was enough to vault the car from rest to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. Coping with the extra joie de vivre is a retuned chassis, with specific spring, shock, and anti-roll-bar calibrations (plus aluminum rear trailing links), and model-specific 18-inch wheels and tires. As you'd expect from a Mini, the GP handles extremely well, pulling 0.90 g on the skidpad, a Mini record and is 62 pounds lighter than a John Cooper Works Mini. With all the keys, books, original parts, and window sticker this Mini GP may just end up in a museum.
2006 MINI Cooper GP