At the Nürburgring 24-hour race, that will be held this weekend, Mini will unveil the John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance.
This special edition Mini will be powered by a specially-tuned version of the series-produced MINI John Cooper Works engine.
The 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit – which boasts a twin-scroll turbocharger and petrol direct injection – delivers 250 hp, and the Overboost function pushes peak torque up to 330 Newton metres. Top speed is in excess of 240 km/h.
The aerodynamic package includes the front spoiler, rear diffuser and adjustable rear wing generate down force, optimizing the balance between the front and rear axle.
It also has uprated suspension with adjustable shock absorber units. So, if you look closely, it definitely feels like an ultimate go-kart.
When it comes to the wheels and tires of the JCW Coupe Endurance, Mini went for 17-inch racing Borbet rims and 215/45 R17 slick tires / 205/620 R17 wets from Dunlop.
Racing starts on June 24 and will conclude the following day. Stay tuned for our full race recap at the conclusion of the thrilling race.