Mini John Cooper Works WRC
|Category||World Rally Car|
|Suspension (front)||MacPherson type|
|Suspension (rear)||MacPherson type|
|Length||4,110 mm (161.8 in)|
|Width||1,820 mm (71.7 in)|
|Engine||1.6 L BMW Motorsport I4 turbocharged|
|Transmission||Xtrac 6-speed sequential manual transmission Front and rear mechanical auto-locking differentials|
|Weight||1,200 kg (2,645.5 lb)|
|Notable entrants||Mini WRC Team/Prodrive WRC Team
Brazil World Rally Team
WRC Team Mini Portugal
|Notable drivers|| Dani Sordo
|Debut||2011 Rally d'Italia Sardegna|
The Mini John Cooper Works WRC is a World Rally Car debuted by the Mini WRC Team during the 2011 World Rally Championship season. It is the first rally car to bear the Mini label in top-level rallying since the 1960s. The car was entered in a limited campaign for 2011, with a view to a complete championship from 2012 and is run by Prodrive, who previously had success with the Subaru Impreza WRC.
The WRC is based on the Mini Countryman and features a direct injection 1.6 L turbocharged inline four cylinder engine. The WRC's engine was developed by BMW Motorsport for use in a variety of motorsport series, including the FIA World Touring Car Championship.
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- 2013 Dakar Rally, a non-WRC event won by a vehicle based on the Mini Countryman
- Andros Trophy, a non-WRC event won by a vehicle based on the Mini Countryman
- 2013 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, a non-WRC event entered by a 900 bhp vehicle based on the Mini Countryman.
- "The Oxford-built Mini makes World Rally come back". BBC News (BBC). 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
- "Inside The Mini WRC". octanereport.com. 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
- Auto Express September 2010
- Mini WRC website
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