When I heard MINI was bringing a WRC to the FIA World Rally Championship I was ecstatic and now here it is in fully rally form.
Looking at the pictures above you can see this is the most hardcore rally car from MINI and if I only I could be Kris Meeke (GB) : the proposed driver for MINI WRC.
Underneath the hood is a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder Di turbo-charged engine that will be more than powerful and fuel efficient to take on the 6 of 13 scheduled rounds at the FIA World Rally Championship.
“The Paris Motor Show is the perfect stage, on which to launch our MINI WRC,” says Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing. “The response to our announcement that MINI will return to the world of rallying next year was very positive. The FIA World Rally Championship is the pinnacle of rallying, making it the ideal platform for demonstrating the competitive spirit of our brand. The development of the car isrunning on schedule, and the preparations for the world championship are in full swing. The MINI Countryman production model provided the ideal basis for our new world championship challenger.”
Source MINI UK