Mini will finally unveil the third-generation John Cooper Works GP at the Los Angeles motor show, packing a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine making at least 225kW.
According to Mini, the previous-generation JCW GP lapped the Nurburgring in 8:23.00, but the new model has already dipped below eight minutes.
Expect to see a set of "large alloy wheels", a more aggressive body kit, and a large roof-mounted rear spoiler.
The engine will breathe through a set of centre-mounted exhaust pipes, while the car's wheel arches appear to have an aerodynamic role of some sort...
Previous GP models have gone without rear seats, a trait which could well carry over to the car you see here.
The Los Angeles motor show kicks off next week. Stay tuned for more from the show floor.