MINI Countryman WRC Officially Revealed in Monte Carlo

MINI Countryman WRC Officially Revealed in Monte Carlo
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After teasing us with a hopped-up version at the Paris Auto Show, MINI has now revealed the official race-prepped Countryman WRC machine. Unveiled in Monte Carlo, MINI brought out drivers Dani Sordo and Kris Meeke, as well as the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally winning Mini Cooper and drivers Rauno Aaltonen and Paddy Hopkirk to celebrate…. Continue Reading...

MINI Countryman May Get WRC Inspired Street Car

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MINI Countryman May Get WRC Inspired Street Car
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With a huge gulf existing between the road-going version of the MINI Countryman and the WRC-ready version, a halo version that could bridge the gap between urban crossover and full-blown race car could be an asset for MINI, and help them leverage some of the image boost that their rally program will provide, especially in… Continue Reading...

MINI Countryman WRC Debuts With A Rally Legends In Tow [Paris 2010]

MINI Countryman WRC Debuts With A Rally Legends In Tow [Paris 2010]
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MINI‘s long awaited WRC entry debuted at the Paris Auto Show Thursday as the MINI Countryman WRC, flanked by rally heroes such as David Richards (founder of Prodrive) and Jean Todt, president of the FIA, flanked the car as it revved its engine for all to hear. The sounds of a rally-built 4-cylinder filled the… Continue Reading...

MINI Countryman WRC Caught Testing in Portugal [video]

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MINI Countryman WRC Caught Testing in Portugal [video]
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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… Continue Reading...

MINI Countryman WRC: A First Look at MINI’s Rally Car as Prodrive Completes Shakedown

MINI Countryman WRC: A First Look at MINI’s Rally Car as Prodrive Completes Shakedown
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MINI‘s new Countryman WRC car has just completed its initial “shakedown” by Prodrive, the incredibly successful motorsports company that is building the rally car. More importantly, however, we’ve been provided with the first glimpse at the rally version of the MINI crossover, with a massive rear spoiler, big off-road tires and a significantly lowered suspension…. Continue Reading...

MINI to Compete in 2011 WRC Series With Prodrive-Built Countryman

MINI to Compete in 2011 WRC Series With Prodrive-Built Countryman
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MINI has officially announced that it will enter the World Rally Championship (WRC) next year, teaming up with Prodrive and running a Countryman crossover. The MINI Countryman WRC is being developed by the legendary Prodrive race team (which helped Subaru win six championships) to run part of the 2011 season as it prepares for a… Continue Reading...
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