All-electric MINIs aren’t exactly new, as we’ve published dozens of articles about the efficient, fun cars. But one type of MINI had held off on going full-electric until it could successfully carry the performance torch of its gas-powered predecessors: the John Cooper Works models.

It seems time and technology have finally reached the point where MINI feels comfortable applying their performance name (as well as taking a que from computer-manufacturers by adding a “PRO” to the name to show they’re serious) to an all-electric model, the MINI John Cooper Works E PROtotype.

BMW Group will give everyone a preview of the new PRO electric JCW at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, a bit ahead of the official world premiere.

Read BMW Group’s full press release:

The new MINI John Cooper Works E PROtotype will debut at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Munich. The MINI John Cooper Works E PROtotype marks a significant milestone as the first-ever electric MINI John Cooper Works model. Featuring a striking design and advanced electric powertrain, this prototype embodies MINI’s commitment to innovation and electromobility.

Celebrating its world premiere later this year, the MINI John Cooper Works E represents a bold move in MINI’s evolution, combining the brand’s rich heritage with cutting-edge technology. The future John Cooper Works lineup will include both petrol and all-electric models.

In a nod to MINI’s historic victory of the Mini Cooper S at the 1964 Rallye Monte Carlo 60 years ago, the racecar features a distinctive camouflage designed by the MINI Design Team, and the “37” logo, commemorating this milestone achievement. This emblem serves as a homage to MINI’s rich motorsport tradition.

The dynamic premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed offers a glimpse of the future of high-performance electric vehicles, showcasing MINI’s iconic design and engineering prowess. Fans and automotive enthusiasts alike can expect an unforgettable showcase of the MINI John Cooper Works E PROtotype’s capabilities as it tackles the challenging hill climb.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is being held over four days from July 11-14, 2024.




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