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Mini John Cooper Works GP CSR2, tune and shift pattern

The Mini John Cooper Works GP is the Prestige Cup Car of Season 99 and could become the new star of Tier 2. First runs resulted in a 1/4 mile time of 8.412s. Undoubtedly, with this the Porsche 718 Boxster S is dethroned at the top after an eternity.

The real Mini

At the L.A. Auto Show Mini unveils the production version of the new John Cooper Works GP. The 306 hp two-seater will be available in 2020 in a limited small series of 3,000 units. It is the third hardcore Mini with the GP logo.
Mini only has built 2,000 units of each model: The John Cooper Works GP Kit from 2006 and the JCW GP from 2013 drove the dynamics of the mini models to the top. After a four-year break, Mini again showed a Mini with the abbreviation “GP” in its name at the IAA: The JCW GP concept gave hope for the next top sports Mini. Exactly this was officially presented by Mini on the Nordschleife during the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. It was still a prototype, but now the production model celebrates its premiere at the L.A. Auto Show.

CSR2 Mini John Cooper Works GP

Update Apr. 04. 2020

Mine is upgrade to Stage 5 and all Fusions now and I’m able to run 9.953s. This sweet little asshole is hard to drive, DAMN.

Update Apr. 05. 2020

I played around with parts and tuning. First I downgraded engine to stock level, that didn’t help much. When I started playing around with the transmission I found that downgrading Transmission to stage 4 made a big difference. I was able to run 9.595s.

Tuning for Transmission stage 4, rest stage 5 – NOS 127 / 6.5, Transmission 4.25 and Tires 0 / 100.

Shift pattern is a perfect start, immediately 2nd, perfect 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and NOS, perfect 7th. STAY in 7th.

Update Apr. 06. 2020

Final Drive / Transmission seems to be key for the Mini.

Tuning for Transmission stage 4, rest stage 5 – NOS 127 / 6.5, Transmission 4.35 and Tires 0 / 100.

Shift pattern is a perfect start, immediately 2nd, perfect 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and NOS, perfect 7th. STAY in 7th. Try to shift as perfect as possible, it’s hard but it works 😉

Update Apr.7 2020 – New Tuning, new shift pattern

The 2.11 Update mad the Mini much more drivable. Now I was fitting Stage 5 Transmission again

Tuning for 9.312s – NOS 185 / 4.6, Transmission 4.65 and Tires 52 / 48.

Shift pattern is a perfect start, immediately 2nd, at 3.000rpm 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and NOS, perfect 7th, perfect 8th.

Update Apr. 8 2020 – New shift pattern

Still only Stage 5 and all Fusions

Tuning for 9.276s – NOS 185 / 4.6, Transmission 4.65 and Tires 52 / 48.

Shift pattern is a perfect start, shift to the 5th as fast as you can, late good (right of the green) 6th, late good (right of the green) 7th and NOS, late good (right of the green) 8th.

Mini John Cooper Works GP maxed out tuning and shift

Mini John Cooper Works GP
Tier2
NOS333 / 5.1
Transmission3.87
Tires52 / 48
Wining shift patternPerfect launch, immediately 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 5300rpm NOS, rest shifts at 6200rpm
Time8.412

Upgrade Guide

Dyno times taken with factory tunings for NOS, Transmission and Tires. Always just one S6 part installed to get the effect.

Parts upgradedDyno timeEffect
Full Stage 59.700
Engine S69.596-0.104
Turbo S69.651-0.049
Intake S69.630-0.070
NOS S69.642-0.038
Body S69.314-0.386
Tires S69.614-0.086
Transmission S69.656-0.044
Full Stage 68.874-0.826
Full Stage 6 best tuning8.650-1.150

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