Mini John Cooper Works to compete again at 24-hour Nürburgring race

Mini JCW race car

British automotive marque Mini said that a John Cooper Works will be competing at the 24-hour race in the Nürburgring.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Where will a Mini John Cooper Works race car compete in?

    It will be contending at the 24-hour race in Nürburgring.
  • What engine is fitted in the race car?

    It is a four-cylinder turbo engine that can deliver a maximum of 302hp and 450Nm torque.
  • In a statement, the Mini said that the entry is equipped with a four-cylinder turbo engine that can deliver a maximum of 302hp and 450Nm torque. The powertrain is mated to an eight-speed Steptronic gearbox.

    Mini JCW race car

    Mini noted that the aforementioned race car also received the following modifications that go beyond SP3T class regulations:

    Mini JCW race car

    • Specially developed racing cage
    • Bigger fuel tank that can carry 100 liters
    • An adjustable rear wing, a completely covered underbody, a rear diffuser and front splitter
    • Makrolon window panes
    • Model-specific racing suspension with adjustable rebound and compression damping
    • All moving chassis and suspension parts were replaced with reinforced Uniball bearings
    • Pneumatic lifting unit
    • Sports exhaust system with a racing catalytic converter
    • Original BMW M Performance brake components

    Mini JCW race car

     Further, the Mini John Cooper Works racing car pays homage to the racing tradition of the Mini brand with its classic red and white classic color scheme from the 1960s.

    Mini JCW race car

    The 50th edition of the high-speed showdown will take place at the 25.378-kilometer circuit on May 26-29.

    Photos from Mini

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