JCW Endurance Mini Coupe - Click above to watch video after the jump

Mini is taking its latest toy to the Nürburgring. The 2012 Mini Coupe has been outfitted with John Cooper Works Endurance regalia in preparation for entry into this year's Nürburgring 24 Hours. Under the hood, a race-prepped, 250-horsepower version of the same forced-induction four-pot found behind the headlights of the company's JCW models kicks at the front tires.

Aggressive aero work and a full rash of safety kit separate this beast from the one that buyers will be able to nab from their local Mini dealers soon. Mini hasn't gone into too many details as to what other sorts of tricks the company has implemented on its newest model.

Listening to the two-door bark its way around the test track, we can't wait to see how the car does in competition. Look for it to square off against the rest of the field the weekend of June 23-26. Hit the jump to check out a few videos of the JCW Endurance in action.





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      tantareanujellob
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought the new 1 series was going to be the BMW fail of the year but then they brought this garbage out. So many choices.
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      look, it's that stupid guy with the baseball cap!
      tarditi
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds great, seems to handle well - just not understanding why a coupe?
      Alex
      • 3 Years Ago
      Most recent example of the car you should be inside, not the outside. It's like Panamera's little sibling.
      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why does it ride so high?