Many people wonder who is John Cooper and why is his name important and attached to MINI cars? Orlando MINI is dedicated to prolonging the legacy of the one and only John Cooper. Current and future MINI owners may have seen the name on several models, but always wondered why he was so iconic. John Newton Cooper was a famous race car driver in Great Britain as well as an automotive designer. Some of his designs have had a lasting impact on Indy-Series and Formula One racing globally.
Cooper first built cars with his father, Charles, and the two created the Cooper Car Company, where they first launched their first MINI models. After having some success with these first models, they created the British Motor Corporation MINI. While John Cooper passed away in 2000, his name carries on. His son Michael established John Cooper Works, a British-based company that produces accessories and parts for MINI Cooper models in 2008.
Today, MINI still produces new models which can be found at our Orlando MINI Cooper dealership such as the 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman. The Clubman produces 208 horsepower with a top speed of 148. It offers 35 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in the city with a combined mpg of 29. MINI drivers will be turning heads when driving down Orlando streets in this vehicle.
To learn more about MINI models, visit our dealership conveniently located at 350 S Lake Destiny Road in Orlando. We are excited to offer you a large inventory of new and certified pre-owned vehicles. Come test drive many of our models and we can help you find the car of your dreams. To learn more about our offerings, call our sales team at 877-241-3290.