In January, the world’s fiercest and heaviest racing car, the Dakar rally, will resume for 2 weeks.
To tackle the Dakar rally, MINI through the X-Raid team, introduced the Mini John Cooper Works Buggy built with a tubular frame and all the body panels replaced with carbon fiber.
The body design was not nearly similar to the existing MINI model, but did not leave the typical car brand Oxford, England.
The original engine belonging to the Mini Cooper Countryman has increased to 2,993 cc 6 cylinders in line. The engine is derived from the engine variant of the BMW Group TwinPower turbo, complete with rear-wheel drive transmission.
The result, with a 38 mm air limitation, the Mini John Cooper Works Rally produces 340 hp at 3,250 rpm and 800 Nm of torque up to 1,850 rpm.
As written on the official X-Raid page, the transmission has entrusted 6 sequiturial units made by Sadev, aided by the AP Racing coupling and Akrapovic exhaust.
In the legs, the super strong suspension of the work of Reiger Racing is ready to face the heavy field of the Dakar rally supported by disc brakes Berkiperiper 6 piston dimensions 320×32 mm that fits with the use of BF Goodrich 245 / 80R 16 tires.
At the upcoming Dakar 2018 rally, 3 units of the Mini John Cooper Works Buggy are ready to face Peugeot 3008 DKR and Toyota Hilux Evo.