The fully-electric Mini Hardtops are simply across the nook, and we have seen the Cooper SE just about revealed. However that will not be essentially the most potent of the electrical Minis. These spy pictures present that there is an electrical John Cooper Works mannequin following proper behind. It options quite a few extra-sporty add-ons and can certainly boast extra energy.
Confirming this John Cooper Works prototype’s electrical nature is the just about fully filled-in grille and lack of any tailpipe. The open decrease part within the grille does look a tad bigger, and it incorporates elements of the aggressive entrance spoiler, with these items vertically bisecting it. There’s nonetheless no hood scoop, since there is no purpose for it.
The entrance spoiler is matched by new aspect skirts with little winglets towards the rear. And on the again, there is a outstanding rear spoiler with small fins alongside the highest. The rear bumper has been redesigned with boxier edges and a extra aggressive diffuser. This prototype can also be sporting a set of break up five-spoke wheels.
Whereas we have had quite a few experiences about specs on the 2 preliminary Mini EV Hardtops, the JCW is extra of a thriller. It is protected to imagine there’s extra energy than the Mini Cooper SE’s reported 215 horsepower. Our spy photographer instructed 250, and that appears affordable as a major enhance over the SE and a lift over the 228 of the present gas-powered JCW. Suspension and presumably brake upgrades are additionally on the menu. It’ll in all probability get the bigger 54-kWh battery that is anticipated, however as our photographer notes, the additional energy and wider, stickier tires will in all probability maintain it from hitting the identical vary as different Minis with the identical pack. The aero add-ons can also create extra drag, additional hurting total vary.
The bottom and SE variations of the electrical Mini Hardtop ought to be revealed within the subsequent few months, because it’s just about been revealed sans specs. The John Cooper Works will in all probability observe in a few 12 months, perhaps two, after to permit for some remaining growth work and to maintain the thrill going. It’ll additionally in all probability be the costliest, however most enjoyable, model of the electrical hardtop.