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World's Fastest MINI Racer Onboard At The Nürburgring

MINI Cooper Race Car by Schirra motoring: Onboard Nürburgring Nordschleife.
[ame=""]World's fastest MINI Race Car Nordschleife Nürburgring VLN Schirra motoring Tracktest sport auto - YouTube[/ame]

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The MINI Schirra race car
(Long range version)
In the last race of the Endurance Championship Schirra MINI caused a minor sensation:
First, 1.6-litre car below the magic limit of nine minutes for 24.369 kilometers on the Nürburgring (Grand Prix track + Nordschleife).
Engine Water-cooled four-cylinder inline engine with turbocharger and direct fuel injection, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, bore times stroke (mm) 77.0 x 85.8, Engine 1598ccm, 10.0:1 compression
Power 300PS (221 ​​kW) at 6250/min, max. Torque 410Nm at 4400 rpm, power output per liter 187.7 hp / L
Power transfer front drive, sequential six-speed transmission (paddle shift), differential lock
Suspension Independent suspension all around, front wishbones, MacPherson struts, stabilizer bar, rear double wishbone, trailing arms, coil springs, shock absorbers, stabilizer
Brakes disc brakes all round, ventilated at front, diameter front / rear 330/280, four-piston front calipers, rear single-piston floating calipers, racing ABS
Tyres Michelin slicks and rain tyres on 9.0 inch rims 24/61/17
Body bodyshell MINI with welded cage, carbon bodywork components x (except roof section), wind tunnel modified front splitter, modified diffuser and wing, smooth underbody, Length Width x Height (mm) 3798 x 1712 x 1446 Wheelbase mm 2467, Front / rear track 1482 989kg / 1490, weight (including 20 litres of fuel), power to weight ratio 3.3 kg / hp
From 0-100km / h in 4.7 s
From 0-200km / h in 15.8 s
Top speed about 258km / h
Short track Hockenheimring in 1.07,1 min
Nürburgring Nordschleife + GP course in 8:58 min

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Yeah, that's quite a machine. Wouldn't call it a Mini anymore, it looks huge with all those skirts and spoilers..

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Seriously quick Mini that. Love the exhaust note too. Awesome.

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