A few of the most radical and engaging race automobiles within the historical past of motorsport have come from MINI. I don’t care what anybody says about front-wheel drive, MINI racers are ace. A few of the more moderen race automobiles to return from the well-known British model are the 2006 MINI Cooper S JCW GP and the 2012 MINI John Cooper Works GP. Now, debuting on the Frankfurt Motor Present, a MINI John Cooper Works GP Idea will act as a form of imaginative and prescient for a brand new race automotive for MINI.
From the surface, this MINI GP Idea is likely one of the gnarliest, coolest MINI racers we’ve ever seen. The huge wing, fender flares that additionally double as aerodynamics and decrease entrance splitter with air intakes so massive, they appears to be like prefer it they suck up squirrels and birds. Additionally, it says “MINI” on the tailgate in such massive font it may be learn from house. I additionally just like the Union Jack LED taillights, which look fairly cool.
Whereas the surface is horny and thrilling, the inside is stripped out and pure race automotive. It nonetheless appears to be like cool, although. With its roll cage, hearth extinguisher and racing seats present that it is a correct race automotive. The steering wheel appears to be like cool, too, and the whole black, white and pink colour scheme appears to be like fascinating. MINI employed a brand new 3D stitching approach, in addition to 3D printed supplies, to make the cabin look so fascinating.
It’s not precisely reserved, is it? But it surely’s not presupposed to be, it’s a racing automotive idea.
“The MINI John Cooper Works GP Idea is all in regards to the unfettered feeling of driving and ranges of efficiency present in motor sport competitors,” says Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Administration of BMW AG, liable for MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad. “That is driving enjoyable in its purest type.”
This MINI John Cooper Works GP Idea is likely one of the extra thrilling automobiles that can debut on the Frankfurt Motor Present. It’s small, fiery wanting and represents a racing heritage that stretches again over 5 many years. We’re very excited to see it.