MINI is celebrating the new Coupe by making a racing version of the car and take part in this year’s Nurburgring 24 Hours.
MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance might not be the fastest car on the ‘Ring, even though it’s powered by the 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit which is the most powerful engine offered, but it certainly will be one of the most fun to drive. Honestly, I can drive it for 24 hours non-stop!
The Coupe Endurance is more poised and precised as it has lost a couple of stones and has a full racing body kit and interior. The enigne makes 250 hp, and the Overboost function pushes peak torque up to 330 Newton metres, and the top speed is 240 km/h.
The aerodynamic package includes the front spoiler, rear diffuser and adjustable rear wing generate downforce, optimising the balance between the front and rear axle. It also has uprated suspension with adjustable shock absorber units. It definitely feels like an ultimate go kart.
The MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Endurance achieves an exceptionally high level of safety thanks to features including a roll cage welded to the body and a sports bucket seat with six-point safety belt and Formula One-style HANS (Head And Neck Support) system. When it comes to active safety, the car adopts the proven braking system with Race ABS from MINI Challenge racing and adds a specially tuned DSC dynamic control system.
This is our favorite car in this year’s Nurburgring race.