There is really nothing much to talk about the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept that made the show floor at the recent New York International Auto Show. It is a concept that either you hate it or love it. As you can see, the ride has so many things going on the exterior that they almost made it look very spaceship-like. Not a lot is known about this oddity except that the over-the-top exterior is supposed to convey a pure race feeling (wait, does it???).

MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept

Those fit-for-apocalypse aeros, btw, are described as “expressive exterior components that optimize both weight and aerodynamic performance.” Another words, they are kind of like lightweight-ish while remaining functional enough to make the car stick to the ground, or something to that effect. But you know what I really think? I think the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept looks way too jagged. So much so that it look like it might slice people (or anything, really) into halves if, God forbids, it bashes through them at high speed.

MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept

Anyways, enough of my I-can’t-believe-MINI-actually-did-this reactions. Moving on…oh, wait. Information is really scarce as far as we are concerned (we weren’t in NYC, you see), so there’s really nowhere to move on, except maybe for a brief description of the interior, which we understand to have a roll cage, full bucket seats, “a puristically designed cockpit” and the absence of a rear bench seat. That’s that.

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MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept

I don’t even want to know what’s the under the hood at this point. I mean, the interior is, well, “puristically” awesome, but the exterior is really a killer. To understand what I mean, all you have to do is to look at this Hyundai Veloster HERE and this Hyundai Santa Fe Sport HERE. Of course, the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept looks nothing like them, but somehow, it feels the same.

MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept

MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept

MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept

Images: BMW AG/MINI.

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