Mini John Cooper Works Coupe racer announced
250bhp racing version of brand new coup’ set for this weekend’s ‘Ring 24hrs
Posted: 23 Jun 2011
Mini has also packed some happy helpers of the electric variety on board too, including a ‘race' ABS system and a specially tuned DSC control unit, while inside you'll find a full roll cage welded to the body, bucket seat and six-point safety belt together with an F1-style head and neck support. There's even a pneumatic jack and electronically controlled fire extinguishing equipment too, and the whole shebang weighs just 965kg.
We'll be reporting live from the Nurburgring race this weekend, but don't expect it to be a foregone conclusion: five different manufacturers have won the last five VLN series preceding the 24hrs, so it'll be a belter. Stay tuned for live updates...