The John Cooper Works Mini Roadster is the cooler version of this ride to date. The JCW Minis make use of a 1.6L turbocharged engine that can give out 208 bhp and the Mini Roadster is the priciest of the brood at £24,755.
The Roadster is a thousand quids more expensive than the JCW hatch convertible that can accommodate two more adults but comes with a smaller boot space. The Coupe is about £955 cheaper.
The Achilles heel of the JCW Coupe is its very stiff ride, and that weakness still persists on its Roadster sibling. There is an option for a sports suspension but it is still very far from providing a comfortable ride.
Ride the JCW Mini Roadster on the crinkly roads of Europe and the ride will be frantically skipping and you can forget about the good cornering attitude, grippy tires, and a front differential that is electronically controlled.
The smooth roads will let you enjoy the best traits of the vehicle. The electric steering is pretty accurate and very responsive. Stow the roof and enjoy the sound of the engine puffing out some racy sountrack. You have to deal with some cabin noise though.
The upgraded brakes of the JCW are quite effective and will stop the car when you need it to.
The JCW Mini Roadster is perfect for some smooth road long drive and some sun.