Posts Tagged ‘MINI’

Ultimate Movie Car Collection

Brit Mark Perkins has opened his garage to reveal his collection of movie cars. The collection of vehicles from famous movies and TV series includes Del Boy’s Reliant Robin, Batman’s Batcycle, Mr Bean’s Mini, Starsky and Hutch’s Ford Torino and James Bond’s Aston Martin.

Best Classic Car Film of All Time

Classic car fans have voted the 1969 film The Italian Job, starring Michael Caine and famous for its Minis, as the best film of all time!

New Land Speed World Record!

A team from New Zealand have broken the world land speed record – in a Mini! The 1964 Mini Cooper S smashed the current world record twice following in the footsteps of fellow Kiwi, Burt Munro.

Mini MINIs Playing Servant At Olympics

Three radio controlled mdisini Minis will be playing servant to the athletes as they are set to carry all of the equipment such as javelin and discus.

 

 

 

 

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BMW Invest More Money into MINI

BMW have decided to invest £250m into MINI to help increase the productivity and design ten new models.

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Mini to launch Countryman JCW

A high performance John Cooper Works (JCW) variation of the Mini Countryman is to be revelled at the Geneva motor show next March. The prototype is undergoing its final testing in winter snow in Austria at present prior to the big launch.

The JCW is said to be headed up for a ‘significant power hike’ compared to the Mini Countryman Cooper S which it is based on, but certain speciation details are not yet clear. Its turbocharged engine has been set out to increase from the moderate 177bhp 1.6-litre petrol to 215bhp.

The car’s speed is also on the up, increasing from 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds (Cooper S) to just 7 seconds.  The JCW will house the Cooper S sports suspension, insiders of the new model have revealed.  Its rear brakes have also taken an upgrade, with 296mm rear disc brakes, an increase in diameter of 16mm compared to the Cooper S.

Some of the car’s specification remains unclear, but changes to the grille, bumper and wheel arches are clear. A new rear bumper and pseudo diffuser make up the final modifications to the prototype.

The World Rally Championships is all too familiar with Mini, but the Countryman JCW will now give it a further platform from which to promote itself.

The original plans for the Countryman JCW were to roll it out to rival the VW Golf GTI, however this is not the car the Countryman now hopes to compete with. The car is hoped to be in UK showrooms by summer 2012.