2012 Mini Cooper B-Spec racer revealed image

The North American division of the British based automaker Mini has recently revealed the 2012 Cooper B-Spec race car, store made by Mini of Charleston with some interesting features on it.

According to the manufacturer, the Cooper B-Spec race car has been developed in a partenership with Mini of Charleston, South Carolina, and the model comes with Carbotech brakes, a coilover suspension, a roll cage, window net, Kirkey racing seat and new 15 inch alloy wheels wrapped in Hoosier tires, size 205/50. The 2012 Mini Cooper B-Spec racer is 146.6 inches long and 55.4 inches high, with a wheelbase of 97.1 inches.

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“B-Spec racing is a great fit for Mini because the car is developed with racing heritage in mind and the races are run with vehicles very similar to those already sitting in the driveway. Getting involved with B-Spec racing offers a fun and competitive race environment without requiring Mini drivers to make a large financial investment to make their car a serious competitor”, said the Mini USA vice president, Jim McDowell.

Mini says that its Cooper B-Spec model is powered by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine, which is developing a total output of 121 horsepower at 6.000 rpm, with a peak torque of 114 lb-ft (154 Nm) available at 4.250 rpm. The performance specifications haven’t been released yet but the standard model can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds, with a top speed of 126 mph or 203 km/h.