The MINI John Cooper Works WRC is a World Rally Car that was first debuted by the Mini WRC Team during the 2011 World Rally Championship season.
It is the first rally car to bear the Mini label in top-level rallying since the 1960s. The car was entered in a limited campaign for 2011, with a view to a complete championship from 2012 and is run by Prodrive, who previously had success with the Subaru Impreza WRC. The WRC is based on the MINI Countryman and features a direct injection 1.6 L turbocharged inline four cylinder engine. The WRC’s engine was developed by BMW Motorsport for use in a variety of motorsport series, including the FIA World Touring Car Championship.
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