OXFORD's Mini plant workers and their engineering will feature in a TV documentary alongside some of the most famous brands in the automotive world next week.

Viewers will get an in-depth look through the production lines of how the modern Minis are manufactured in Cowley - including the John Cooper Works Hatch.

With a top speed of 152mph, the high-performance car has all the features of a normal version of the modern classic but with an extra kick under the bonnet.

Powered by a four-cylinder turbo engine, this sportiest of Minis powers from 0-62 mph in a little over six seconds.

And it is that turbo-charged engine, which has made it a key feature of 'Supercar Superbuild', an eight-part serious of programmes that ‘tell the story of mankind’s mechanical dreams coming to life’.

The show will chart the long and fascinating history of Cowley car production in the city - which has been manufacturing cars since 1913 - and the evolution of the brand from the launch of the classic Mini in 1959 up to the present day.

Managing director of Plant Oxford, Frank Bachmann, said the company were 'honoured' to be a part of the series which included some of the 'most famous names' in car building.

He added: "Taking part in ‘Supercar Superbuild’ offered us a fantastic opportunity to showcase our top of the range model – the Mini John Cooper Works Hatch.

"Here in Oxford the John Cooper Works Hatch is thought of as our supercar and we’re extremely proud of it.

"What shines through the most in this show, however, is the passion and dedication of those who actually build the car. That’s something that makes me really proud and I hope the viewers get a sense of this too."

Supercar Superbuild will also include episodes with the Jaguar F-Type, Rolls Royce Wraith, Chevrolet Camaro, Alfa Romeo 4C, Porsche 911, Audi R8 and the Mercedes AMG GT.

The Cowley plant will be on show on Tuesday at 9pm on Quest. It will then roll out to a range of Discovery Networks across the world.

The hour long episode at the heart and home of Mini productions takes a peek at how the models are built from start to finish.

Since the relaunch of the brand by BMW in 2001, nearly three million Minis have been manufactured in Oxford and sold in more than 110 countries worldwide.

Today the plant builds around 1,000 Minis to order a day – with a new car rolling off the assembly line almost every minute.?Dylan Weiss, executive producer from Cry Havoc Productions, said: "The team and I were absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to visit Mini in Oxford and include the new John Cooper Works Hatch in Season 2 of Supercar Superbuild.

"At first blush featuring Mini in a supercar series might seem like a bit of an odd choice, but the world of high-performance fun doesn’t just live along the very expensive end of the spectrum."?