MINI revealed today the first pictures and has published the first details of the upcoming John Cooper Works Concept. The British prototype will be unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

"The thrillingly sporty driving experience on board a John Cooper Works model is the result of an overall concept developed on the back of the brand’s many years of motor sport experience. The precise interplay of the ultra-high-performance powertrain and chassis technology with the car’s aerodynamically optimized exterior features ensures that the agile and surefooted handling we have come to know as the MINI go-kart feeling shines brightly in extremely sporty driving situations as well. The result is hardcore driving fun, taken into a new dimension by the MINI John Cooper Works Concept", said MINI in the official statement.

The British concept is featuring a more aggressive and sporty exterior package. Furthermore, the 2014 MINI John Cooper Works Concept has been painted in Bright Highways Grey with red accents and rides on unique 18-inch alloy wheels. In addition, the concept has black surround of the front grille, contoured side skirts and a rear apron featuring flaps along with a diffuser.

Under the bonnet of the 2014 MINI John Cooper Works Concept is likely to see a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbo engine which can develop approximately 217 horsepower.

Source: MINI