The limited edition 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP is powered by a specially-tuned version of the 1.6-liter engine producing 218 horsepower and only 2,000 slotted for production.
(Source: Road & Track)

The limited edition 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP is powered by a specially-tuned version of the 1.6-liter engine producing 218 horsepower and only 2,000 slotted for production.

(Source: Road & Track)

They may be small, but they are genuinely entertaining to sling around the track.
(Source: Road & Track)

They may be small, but they are genuinely entertaining to sling around the track.

(Source: Road & Track)

More front-drive nirvana from Mini: the new 2012 Mini Cooper S Roadster.
(Source: Road & Track)

More front-drive nirvana from Mini: the new 2012 Mini Cooper S Roadster.

(Source: Road & Track)

Optional equipment.

Optional equipment.

(Source: blog.roadandtrack.com)

Only days after snapping photos of the rakish little Mini Coupe,  our spy photographers have caught the Mini Roadster cruising public  roads in near-production form. In fact, judging from the spy pics, we’d say  the Roadster (even in top-up mode) is pulling ahead of the Coupe in the  looks department.

Only days after snapping photos of the rakish little Mini Coupe, our spy photographers have caught the Mini Roadster cruising public roads in near-production form. In fact, judging from the spy pics, we’d say the Roadster (even in top-up mode) is pulling ahead of the Coupe in the looks department.