After presenting special editions of its vehicles while working on the Countryman and the Coupe, the “British” based automaker Mini will develop a new model developed by Prodrive and based on the WRC Countryman, with a new aerodynamic body kit along with an impressive powerboost from the small 1.6 liter engine.
“Mini obviously has the Cooper and John Cooper Works brands and it will want to work out ways of harnessing this campaign, it rally heritage and those giant-killing act of the 1060s through its road cars”, said Prodrive boss Dave Richards.
According to Autocar.co.uk, the new Mini Prodrive Countryman will be powered by the 1.6 liter petrol engine which has been equipped with an optimized ECU and a sports exhaust system, developing a total of 230 horsepower. No words on the torque but a large turbocharger might find its way under the bonnet.
Besides the impressive power squeezed from the 1.6 liter unit, Mini and Prodrive will be fitting the new model with an aerodynamic body kit, which will include the classic redesigned front and rear bumpers, side skirts, rear wing and larger alloy wheels.
The British based automaker didn’t say a word on the new Prodrive Countryman yet but the model is expected to make its way into the auto market pretty soon.