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A MINI John Cooper Works is returning to the Nurburgring 24 hours race to compete in the SP3T class after a 10-year hiatus.

21 Apr 2022 | International News : Germany

MINI has announced that a MINI John Cooper Works 3-Door (read our review of the facelifted version of the car here) is returning to the 50th edition of the Nurburgring 24 hours after a 10-year hiatus.

The racecar is being entered by Eifel-based team Bulldog Racing. Using a MINI John Cooper Works 3-Door as a base vehicle, the racecar is said to utilise the 2.0-litre 302bhp engine from the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.

An eight-speed Steptronic gearbox is paired to a mechanical differential lock on the racecar, which will compete in the SP3T class during the race.

Other modifications to the vehicle include the addition of a safety cage, an increase in its fuel tank volume, and the use of a racing suspension. The car has also received aerodynamic modifications including the addition of an adjustable rear wing, a completely covered underbody, as well as a rear diffuser and front splitter.

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