This latest MINI by Schnitzer is basically a streetable track-day car - a sort of Maximum MINI.

The powerplant is reworked with a higher compression ratio and a reprogrammed ECU to give a stout 222 hp at 7200 rpm, good for 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. A limited slip differential helps get the power down, and the car has the usual track-day suspension mods. Four-piston fixed caliper brakes are fitted front and rear.

The interior carries the track theme further with Recaro buckets and a driving position moved rearward for better weight distribution. The exterior gets the full AC Schnitzer body kit, plus a nifty retro folding roof panel.

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