Motorsport is in MINI genes. And now the automakers is set, the legacy of racing with the advent of the endurance of MINI John Cooper works Coupé a new chapter added. New corridor in the 24-hour race this year on the circuit of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, preview version of series-production aligned of cars because of, the public submitted in the fall of 2011.
With the participation of the endurance of MINI John Cooper works Coupé premiered the 24 hours Nürburgring in the automotive world presents for the first time in its history. At the same time which requires extremely classic endurance event, so that new MINI model baptism of fire.
Goal of MINI in the Nürburgring 24 hour race experience the adventure of the “green hell” as a loving Nordschleife. Mark asked: among others and experiences during the many years of the MINI Sprint challenge race in the development of the new car for this unique event.
A pure-bred racing configuration will rest combined with race speed the MINI John Cooper works Coupé resistance in a day lapping of the Nordschleife/Grand Prix circuit. You provide for that which makes that a version of MINI John Cooper works engine in series made specially. Unit 4-cylinder-1, 6 L, with a turbocharger and fuel injection: Summit of the Sobreaumento function provides 250 HP and torque pushes 330 meters of direct Newton. Top speed is 240 km/h.
MINI John Cooper works Coupé endurance is feeling the usual Kart of the brand to a new level. A hard race suspension provides an impressive grip and the constant driver gives direct feedback from the surface of the road. Adjustable damper units allow that the configuration of the suspension must adapt to changing conditions of the track, a feature that is particularly useful on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The windshield raked abruptly Coupé silhouette flat car, which clearly distinguishes the hatch, and the driver with a smile on the long straight of the circuit minimize help to the aerodynamics, recognized.
John Cooper works, more improved the aerodynamics package manage all top Coupe; the front spoiler, rear diffuser, and adjustable rear spoiler create tax aerodynamics that optimize the balance between the front and rear axles.
MINI John Cooper works Coupé resistance reached an exceptionally high level of security with features such as a roll cage welded, the body and a seat the bucket system of the formula one sport and six-point-belt style HANS (head and neck support). When it comes to active safety, it takes the car brake system with ABS MINI challenge race tested
Racing and adds a very attentive DSC dynamic control system, in the same way optimized for the circuit. In addition to security and fast pit stops, with an integrated pneumatic connection transfer MINI John Cooper works Coupé endurance.