Mini has new plans for us. It seems that the engineers during Mini have been tough during work upon a arriving Roadster, together with a John Cooper Works book we see here in growth phase. A prototype of the performance droptop has been lapping the Nürburgring at a furious pace, and some spy photographers managed to set their lenses on the machine.
The pictures uncover all of a hardware we’ve come to design from a JCW line, together with a couple of aero tweaks as good as a little critical brakes, vast amalgamate wheels as good as what it is positively a little really gummy rubber. There’s a 208 horsepower forced-induction four-pot corresponding to a six-speed primer transmission.
The Roadster is based on the Mini Coupe, which recently banged doors with the rest of the field at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Mini even allowed a handful of journos to take the wheel of a few pre-production models ahead of the vehicle’s public offering.
Mini has always managed to surprise us with its releases and this time it looks like we will have something very original that still retains Mini theme.
We do not know yet for sure, but we expect to see a Roadster hold down someday in 2012.