Mini John Cooper Works Buggy

Nov 29, 2017

Category: Rides

In preparation for the 2018 Dakar Rally, Mini and the X-Raid rally team have unveiled a first look at the all-new advanced iteration of the Mini John Cooper Works Buggy. It’s their attempt to match the success they witnessed by Peugeot’s 2WD vehicle last year – hoping to reclaim the throne previously held by Mini from 2012-2015.

At the core of their buggy is a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel inline-six capable of an output of 340 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Also, what’s by far the most intriguing feature here has to be the carbon fiber reinforced plastic body while kevlar is stretched over the buggy’s tubular steel frame. The buggy also boasts a more aerodynamic approach, compact front-end, and high-set front fenders. It’s one of seven cars by Mini and X-raid that are slated to compete in the race this year – kicking off January 6, 2018, with the course extending through Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina.

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