No rear seats contribute to a 50kg weight loss, significant in such a small car. Final kerb weight? Just 1,090kg.
The GP also sits 10mm lower than a contemporary Cooper S, its suspension stiffer and more aggressive. There’s a limited-slip differential on the front axle, too, helping control the stockier 218bhp of its 1.6-litre supercharged four-cylinder engine. Carbon rear spoiler.
The result? A 149mph top speed and 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds, senior figures for a little Mini. The more aggressive aero kit and carbon rear spoiler apparently contribute to its aerodynamic behaviour, too. As well as looking blooming boisterous, of course.