The MINI John Cooper Works Challenge, premiered at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016, inspired by the latest MINI Challenge race car. It is limited to 100 units and available to order now from MINI centres across the UK, priced from £32,000.
Initially surprised by the concept of a 5-door MINI (or would that be LARGE?) Cooper, it was great to try out the new, more practical version of the hugely popular hatchback.
Not only were there two extra doors in the shell, a diesel version of the Cooper S motor was hiding under the bonnet, coupled to a six-speed Steptronic gearbox. The whole package is not like MINI of old and I was keen to try it.