Since BMW licensed the Cooper name for the 21st Century they have run two quickly sold-out limited editions of the Mini John Cooper Works GP models. As if in anticipation of launching a third iteration sometime in the future, they have just introduced a new Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept  ($NA) at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

As before, the back seat and parcel shelf have been removed to make room for a stiffened roll cage. Inside are racing seats with 5-point attachments, both a digital instrumentation cluster and a heads-up display, and paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

While no specifications have been released about engine capabilities, the new BMW Mini John Cooper Works BP Concept has air scoops everywhere. Starting with the hexagonal honeycomb radiator grille and front aprons there is another cut into the hood. The prominent roof spoiler in the rear provides an extra element of dynamic focus. This is a Mini with an attitude and we can but hope it will soon be green-lit for production.