If You're In The Market For A Mini, This Is The One

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The most powerful Mini ever is coming with the roof down.

With summer soon approaching, attention turns towards cruising around town with the top down. We wouldn't expect anyone in the market for a new convertible to have a Mini on the top of their list, or indeed anywhere in the top ten, but check out these latest spy shots of the new Mini John Cooper Works convertible and tell us you're not a little bit tempted. The coupe debuted at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, and we expect the convertible to come packing the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot rated at 231 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

That, by the way, is more power than any previous production Mini, enabling it to sprint to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds. It also boasts "fascinating performance qualities," which we would very much like to discover with the top down. The Cooper JCW coupe will go on sale in the US this spring starting from $30,600. But you might want to consider waiting for the convertible, which judging by these spy shots doesn't look too far off from being production ready.

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