Soon, Mini will say goodbye to the current generation of hatchbacks, but there’s still time for another special edition. This time, the British carmaker celebrates the victory of Bulldog Racing, a private racing team based in Nürburg, Germany. Bulldog Racing finished 2nd in the 1,600-2,000cc production car class at this year’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring. turbo.
Fittingly, the vehicles featured in the gallery below use the name Bulldog Racing Edition and are based on the version. John Cooper Works of the 3-door mini-hatch. This is a highly updated and modified version for better performance on the track, taking inspiration from his two racing cars used by his team at the legendary track Bulldog racing his team. I am receiving First, there is the adjustable KW V3 suspension that replaces the factory suspension, which is tuned at the Nürburgring and should improve handling.
There are no changes under the hood, but the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine still produces a maximum power of 231 horsepower, but has been fitted with a new exhaust system by Remus. Power from the 4-cylinder engine is still delivered to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic gearbox, but the stock wheels have been replaced by 17-inch OZ HyperGTs fitted with Pirelli P Zero 205/45 R17 tyres.
Of course, there are also visual tweaks to go along with the performance upgrades. for example, hatchback The rear seats are gone, with mesh and carpeted backrests to save weight. Additionally, there is an individually numbered plate under the handbrake lever that corresponds to an exterior badge with the special edition model name. A Bulldog Racing roof trim sheet completes the design changes compared to the original his JCW.
“In order to meet the widest possible range of individual needs, each car is customized to our customer’s wishes and is therefore unique. And we are delighted.” From 2014 onwards, we plan to offer this service to customers who own older Minis of the current generation,” said Alexander Schabach, managing director of Bulldog Racing. says.
In other words, if you want, you can buy a car from the gallery at a Mini dealer, or bring an old Mini to Bulldog Racing and have it updated to your liking. If you don’t want the complete package, you can install just the parts you need. This is available for both new and old vehicles.