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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 03 Apr 2011 18:58

1 WRC is a new vehicle or an older mule that was re registered. It's a hybrid SP/WRC vehicle with the SP body kit and the WRC engine.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby ChrisB » 04 Apr 2011 00:31

I see they also don't know what to call this car. Did it have 30 or 33mm restrictor?
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 04 Apr 2011 01:47

1 WRC is going to be featured on a TV show. It has the 33mm restrictor as the mechanic said it had a WRC spec engine. It still has the SP body kit, and not the WRC one. The final Mini WRC will be unveiled sometime this month.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 04 Apr 2011 01:48

At the same time OU60 FRC is has been seen as WRC and a SP mule. Mini had a photoshoot of the SP version in Monte, but in a test not long after that shoot, it suddenly became a WRC mule.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 06 Apr 2011 04:04

http://channel.ellegy.com/

Click on Rally 2011 and there are a few new videos of the Mini JCW S2000 RRC in action, including an onboard from Rally Adriaco with Navarra driving.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 07 Apr 2011 21:25

Well Mini is now considered a Manufacturer, thanks to an updated document that was put out by the FIA.

http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pr ... -upd2.aspx
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 11 Apr 2011 19:39

There is another car 2 WRC. No. 37 is 1 WRC, while no. 52 is 2 WRC. 1 WRC has been a SP car, and a WRC. Prodrive must be proving that it is possible to convert a S2000 1.6T to a WRCar. Mini just unveiled their car in Oxford with Sordo and Meeke and it looks good.

http://www.duen.hu/hirblog/crossboy/kep ... a_mini_wrc
http://www.rallybuzz.com/mini-wrc-launch-oxford-5/
http://www.rallybuzz.com/mini-wrc-launch-photos-8/

Hoping that high res photos will follow later.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 11 Apr 2011 19:53



Meeke driving the Mini WRC in a gymkhana like track and having some fun for sure.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 12 Apr 2011 07:52

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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby ChrisB » 12 Apr 2011 17:30

Following the Mini John Cooper Works that does not look like a John Cooper Works but a Countryman service barge, VW has today (indeed in a however non-WRC related press release) shown a car that they might call Polo WRC but is not really based on the Polo. Would be a perfect WRC image booster alongside the car that Mini calls John Cooper Works:

http://www.vw-cup.co.uk/images/gallery/ ... 010-28.jpg

http://www.vw-cup.co.uk/images/gallery/ ... 010-20.jpg
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby TWRC » 12 Apr 2011 19:16

rv65 wrote:http://www.ewrc.cz/ewrc/fotogalery.php?events=1395&fotograf=16&all=1

HQ photos of the new Mini WRC.

This is the most sporty firetruck I've ever seen. So, very interesting how good it'll be.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 13 Apr 2011 20:53

This isn't the final livery as there aren't any major sponsors. Those sponsors will be revealed very soon.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby ChrisB » 22 Apr 2011 16:18

rv65 wrote:Well Mini is now considered a Manufacturer, thanks to an updated document that was put out by the FIA.

http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pr ... -upd2.aspx

Sorry, have to correct you here. Mini is the name of the team, as "FORD ABU DHABI" is a name for a team. This does not turn Abu Dhabi into an FIA acknowledged car manufacturer. According to the Mini's homologation documents manufacturer is still BMW.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 23 Apr 2011 02:27

I agree, but the team can now score manufacturer points.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 27 Apr 2011 08:36

Meeke mentioned of possible wins in the new Mini this year.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 02 May 2011 05:38

In addition to Meeke and Sordo. Patrick Flodin, Armindo Araujo, and that slower than Wilslow guy from Brazil will all compete in the new Mini WRC.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby ChrisB » 03 May 2011 00:37

You could call that "The Italian Job"

Since BMW stole the Mini from Austin and built a double scale WRC car from it and since MG is being revived just now, word is that Austin is to join the WRC now too! Compare:

http://data.motor-talk.de/data/gallerie ... 894676.jpg

http://www.histomobile.com/histomob/int ... 244001.jpg
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby mof » 03 May 2011 05:24

ChrisB wrote:You could call that "The Italian Job"

Since BMW stole the Mini from Austin and built a double scale WRC car from it and since MG is being revived just now, word is that Austin is to join the WRC now too! Compare:

http://data.motor-talk.de/data/gallerie ... 894676.jpg

http://www.histomobile.com/histomob/int ... 244001.jpg


Uncanny resemblance! Huge potential...
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 05 May 2011 09:03

Wow I guess it would make a nice rally car. The current London taxi is made by a Chinese owned company.
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Re: Mini WRC project

Postby rv65 » 05 May 2011 09:05

Mini recently tested in Sardegna but on different roads. We'll see how well they do this weekend.
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