Mini Countryman John Cooper Works test at the Nurburgring


A new model of the Mini Countryman John Cooper Works was spotted on the German track Nürburgring Nordschleife. More photos next.


Despite the camouflage, you can see that the high-performance model has a more sporty front end, front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and large alloy wheels.


The Countryman will be slower than its JCW counterparts, but much faster than its predecessor. The novelty will be easier due to the new platform, plus will receive an additional 20 hp. And 29 lb-ft of torque.


Like the other John Cooper Works models, the crossover is equipped with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo engine with four cylinders that develops 228 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The engine is connected by a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.