2011 AC Schnitzer Eagle based on MINI John Cooper Works review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 16 June 2011 , 19:06:31 byAlina

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AC Schnitzer Eagle based on MINI John Cooper Works

The 2011 AC Schnitzer based on MINI John Cooper Works showed its competitors a clean pair of heels with a sensational lap time of 1:13.341 min, thus muscling its way into the important leagues of thoroughbred sports cars. Important names in racing, such as the X-Bow, M3 Kompressor, Mercedes AMG and Caterham, managed to beat the AC Schnitzer Eagle based on the John Cooper Works MINI, which is considered by most enthusiasts a "little rocket". It is not difficult to explain the principle that stood behind the concept study, which implied that the areas of the vehicle had been optimised by technicians and engineers for "Efficient Performance".
The AC Schnitzer Eagle gains a perceptible bonus in terms of agility and driving pleasure thanks to its reduced weight of 80 kg. The final touches of aesthetics and driving dynamics are provided by the AC Schnitzer alloys Mi2 in 18" together with the height-adjustable racing suspension.

The fastest MINI comes from Aachen: the AC Schnitzer Eagle


With a sensational lap time of 1:13.341 min., the new "AC Schnitzer Eagle" concept vehicle (based on John Cooper Works MINI) showed its competitors a clean pair of heels in a direct comparison around the Hockenheim Circuit.


In vehicle testing, one of the standard bases for assessment is the lap time on the world-famous Grand Prix Circuit in Hockenheim. The 260 HP AC Schnitzer Eagle has muscled its way into the big boys' league of thoroughbred sports cars with a lap time of 1:13.341 min.


In a direct comparison, the AC Schnitzer Eagle was able to leave its class rivals well behind. Only the very big names with a far more engine power on board, such as the X-Bow, M3 Kompressor, Mercedes AMG and Caterham were able to beat the "little rocket" AC Schnitzer Eagle based on the John Cooper Works MINI.


The successful principle behind the concept study (not for sale) is easy to explain: in the development of the AC Schnitzer Eagle, all areas of the vehicle were optimised by our technicians and engineers for "Efficient Performance".


The power of the standard engine was increased from 155 kW/211 HP to 191 kW/260 HP and in parallel, the entire exhaust system was replaced. At the same time the vehicle weight was reduced by 80 kg, which means that the AC Schnitzer Eagle gains a perceptible bonus in terms of agility and driving pleasure. The height-adjustable racing suspension and AC Schnitzer alloys Mi2 in 18" give the final touches both aesthetically and in driving dynamics.


The AC Schnitzer Eagle is a concept vehicle which was developed as a technology platform. Its value is ? 62,000.00.



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