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Ultimate Photo Gallery: MINI Countryman WRC

Auto Shows | October 1st, 2010 by 5
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Paris Motor Show was the host of the world premiere of the MINI Countryman WRC. The return of the MINI to WRC was celebrated in …

Paris Motor Show was the host of the world premiere of the MINI Countryman WRC. The return of the MINI to WRC was celebrated in big style by the Oxford-based company and FIA’s boss Jean Todt was also present at the official unveiling.

MINI WRC is powered by a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder Di turbo-charged engine. The power transmission takes place via an Xtrac 6-speed, sequential gearbox. For its outings on the rally stages, the MINI Countryman chassis has been fitted with a roll cage developed by Prodrive, which exceeds the strict safety.

The company began development of the car in 2009, and it is a joint project with Prodrive.

Ultimate Photo Gallery: MINI Countryman WRC

Kris Meeke has been confirmed as the first driver to compete for Prodrive in the MINI WRC. As always, we bring you a comprehensive photo gallery of one of the most exciting MINI vehicles.

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  • Tom

    Design of the rear spoiler is awful.

    • jgs

      That spoiler certainly looks weird, but I don’t think that it’s a mere ricer’s dream spoiler. I believe that it is a functional piece of equipment. Could I be mistaken?

  • Woo Hoo

    It just looks plain stupid. The ‘lightbar’ on the hood looks rediculous. Alas for those that can’t afford a BMW…here you go.

  • jgs

    That woohoo comment is… well, most normal people understands. This wrc car must be priced beyond most commercially available cars.

    I really like the way this countryman mini looks, will there be a mass produced or short run lookalike and specced up countryman version? I’d remove the rear spoiler of course.

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