Home / Auto News / News article: MINI Countryman WRC Caught Testing in Portugal [video] - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Sep 15 2010, 10:01 PM

Last week we reported that MINI’s new Countryman WRC had completed its initial shakedown, and now we’ve got a trio of videos to prove it. The Prodrive-developed WRC car has been testing out in Portugal with Markko Märtin behind the wheel.

As we mentioned before, the aerodynamics seen on the MINI Countryman WRC currently won’t be the final components used as the final WRC bodywork is under construction. We’ll see limited competition out of MINI for 2011 as they’ll only be participating in select WRC rounds. But their plans is to be full on competition for 2012 and beyond.

As for our initial impressions of the MINI Countryman WRC in these videos, it looks to be a very formidable opponent and it sounds just awesome.

Check out all three videos after the break.

[Source: German Car Scene]

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  • Sean

    A real shame that BMW could not continue its WRC program. A bit more effort and some better organisation and this would have been better than the Citroen WRC car.