« Back Double Up: Mini JCW + 911 Carrera
Cash alternative for this prize is £137,000
MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS
When Mini launched the new Cooper in 2001 it set a new benchmark for the segment. It was fast, great handling, fun and had great styling which meant that sales went through the roof and continued right through the second-generation model which was sold worldwide to great success.
But times change and now we’re on the third generation of Mini hatchback. Before the Cooper S used to be the top dog, then they added the John Cooper Works pack. Now the JCW is its own model sitting at the top of the regular production model tree (there’s a limited GP at the very top usually) and what a car it is!
Still fairly diminutive by modern hatchback standards, the JCW packs a 228bhp punch thanks to the four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, which means 0-62mph is dealt with in 6.3 seconds on the way to a 146mph top speed – not bad for a little hot hatch! But the really impressive thing is the way this JCW tackles a set of twisty bends – it’s such huge fun you’ll be turning around just to drive them again!
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PORSCHE 911 CARRERA
Well here it is – the all-new 8th Generation Porsche 911. No really, we promise it’s the new one!
As is always the case with Porsche’s 911, it’s a case of evolution rather than revolution so we have a car that to the casual observer looks almost identical to the previous 911, but is comprehensively improved in every area. As seems to be the trend, the new 911 grows – the wheelbase in longer and crucially all 911’s now have the wide body previously reserved for the 4WD models.
But power is also up across the board, with this base Carrera model’s 3.0 litre turbocharged flat-six now producing 380bhp and 450Nm – that’s enough for 0-62mph in just 4.2 seconds or 4.0 seconds if you choose the Sport Chrono option.
There’s a whole host of new tech for the revised interior too, but basically this is New 911 just as it always was – pretty much the best all-round sports car on sale today.
Refined, great handling, fast, practical and fantastic to look at with a badge that has 70yrs of history behind it - and you could win one!
THIS PRIZE INCLUDES BOTH CARS AND £50,000 CASH.
This car comes with £50,000 cash included in the price of your ticket.