Mini John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance, racing version of 2012 Mini Coupe, debuts at 24 Hours of Nurburgring

  • The Turbocharged racing version of the new Mini JCW Coupe 1.6 ltr inline four cylinder engine produces 250 horsepower and 243 foot-pounds of torque.

 

The Mini John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance, a racing version of next years 2012 Mini Coupe, debuts this weekend at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

 

24 Hours of Nurburgring Mini John Cooper Works Coupe gets a turbocharged 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual gearbox

The JCW Coupe Endurance draws on the company’s motorsports experience in the Mini Challenge sprint racing series. The car has a stiffer racing suspension with adjustable shocks, plus a roll cage welded to the body, a sport bucket seat with six-point safety belt andMini John Cooper Works Coupe with intergrated seam welded roll cage Formula One-style HANS (Head And Neck Support) system, as well as an integrated pneumatic jack for quick tire changes.

A John Cooper Works Aerodynamics package bundles a front spoiler, rear diffuser and adjustable rear wing.

Under the skin, a specially tuned version of the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine in the production JCW Coupe makes 250 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque. Top speed is just over 149 mph.

The standard future 2012 range-topping Mini John Cooper Works Coupe gets a turbocharged 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual gearbox. Mini said the 208-horsepower engine enables 0-60 acceleration in 6.1 seconds, with speed topping out at 149 mph. That makes the JCW Coupe the “fastest-accelerating Mini ever (with) the highest top speed,” the company said.

Mini John Cooper Works Coupe gets a turbocharged 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual gearbox

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