MINI John Cooper Works Challenge 

  • $55k built in Germany
  • 2008
  • 208 HP 1.6L
  • 147 mph
Many suspension pieces are also tuned to improve handling, including fully adjustable dampers.
by AutomobileMag News (Aug, 2007)
The Cooper S is tuned to be faster and more responsive.
by AutomobileMag News (Aug, 2007)

Road Tests Real world tests of the MINI John Cooper Works Challenge

0-60mph

John Cooper Works Challenge
6 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

John Cooper Works Challenge
147 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

John Cooper Works Challenge
14.2 s
Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

John Cooper Works Challenge
14.5 s
Agera R
10.1 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Nurburgring time

John Cooper Works Challenge
8:35.0
Veyron
7:40.0

Data points Key details of the MINI John Cooper Works Challenge

Price

John Cooper Works Challenge
$55k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

John Cooper Works Challenge
208 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

MINI John Cooper Works Challenge

www.supercars.net
The new braking system performs exceptionally.
In 2008, Mini Australia will also hold a Challenge competition.
1
Sep

2008 Mini John Cooper Works Challenge

by TOM LUDWICK |
Car & Driver News
Teams should thus be relieved that the new car will have more power, torque, and grip, and less weight for faster acceleration, a higher top speed, and better roadholding.
The JCW Challenge car is built specifically for the expanding Mini Challenge Series, which is in its fourth season and has spread globally from its U.K. origins.
14
Aug

2008 Mini John Cooper Works Challenge

AutomobileMag News
If that puts a damper on your back-road-thrashing dreams, don't worry: the Challenge is designed strictly for racing and is not street legal anyway.
Many suspension pieces are also tuned to improve handling, including fully adjustable dampers.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand MINI
Price $54,928
Type of car Race car
Year 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 208 HP
Maximum torque 192 ft-lb
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,600 cc
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,486 lb
Width 66.3 in
Height 56.9 in
Length 149.5 in
Front track width 57.2 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in

road tests

Top speed 147 mph
1/4 mile 14.5 s
0-60mph 6 s
0-100mph 14.2 s
0-200kph 26.9 s
20.6km nurburgring time 8:35.0
Tsukuba circuit time 1:09.77
Hockenheim short lap time 1:18.50

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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