Malayalam movie actor Prithviraj Sukumaran is quite famous for his roles in the industry and his taste for luxury and sports cars. He has a collection of luxury cars and SUVs and we have featured many of them on our website as well. Prithviraj added another car to his collection and the car is a Mini Cooper JCW. Mini Cooper JCW or John Cooper Works is basically a high performance version of the regular Mini Cooper hatchback. A video of the Actor taking the delivery of Mini Cooper JCW is available online.
The video has been shared by Mallu Car Talks on their YouTube channel. It is actually a collection of pictures that the vlogger had taken while the Prithviraj was taking the delivery of his Mini Cooper. The video shows the Actor along with his wife Supriya Menon taking delivery delivery of the performance hatchback.
Mini Cooper is actually a common car among celebrities in India. The version that Prithviraj has bought is different from the regular version. It is a performance based version of the regular Mini Cooper and also gets some cosmetic changes along with some mechanical. The JCW or John Cooper Works version of Mini Cooper was launched in the Indian market back in 2019. The JCW is a tuning house in UK for Mini Cooper models.
The Mini Cooper JCW version gets JCW badging on the tail gate to differentiate it from the regular Mini. The car gets red highlights at places that give it a sporty look. The hatchback uses the same 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine but, it now generates more power than the regular version. The engine generates 234 Ps and 320 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The overall design of the car is similar to the regular Mini Cooper S but, as the engine generates more power than the regular version, the car now gets adaptive suspension and bigger disc brakes that are cooled by air vents on the front bumper. The car can do 0-100 kmph sprint in just 6.1 seconds. Mini Cooper JCW gets the same interior design as regular Mini. The theme inside the cabin is different to differentiate it from the regular Mini Cooper. he cabin looks sportier in black and red theme. The car is well equipped in terms of features and comes with 8.8 inch touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay, Heads-up Display, Harman and Kardon speaker system, JCW custom sports seats and so on.
Mini Cooper JCW is probably the most expensive performance hatchback available in the country. The Mini Cooper JCW version costs around Rs 45.50 lakh, ex-showroom. As mentioned above, Prithviraj has a taste for vehicles and has a collection of SUVs and sports car in it. He was the first owner of a Lamborghini Huracan sports car that was registered in Kerala. He also owns SUVs like Range Rover Vogue, Porsche Cayenne and cars from other luxury brands. Earlier this year, Prithviraj’s wife Supriya also took the delivery of a brand new Tata Safari Adventure Persona Edition.