2012 MINI Cooper B-Spec racer review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 21 November 2011 , 21:11:41 byVeronica

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MINI Cooper B-Spec racer

The racing is going to be as competitive as possible with the release of the 2012 MINI Cooper B-Spec racer. Jim McDowell, Vice President - MINI USA, stated that B-Spec racing appeared to be a great fit for MINI as the engineers developed the car with racing heritage in mind and vehicles very similar to those already sitting in the driveway, ran the races. He also added that getting involved with B-Spec racing offered a fun and competitive race environment without requiring MINI drivers to make a large financial investment in order to make their car a serious competitor. A Hendrick Automotive Group company, MINI of Charleston, will offer its enthusiasts class-legal conversion kits, which will allow owners to be ready to race in B-Spec with all the safety equipment meeting or exceeding requirements that were set forth by the sanctioning body. The Los Angeles Auto Show will display the first MINI's B-Spec prototype. Brad Davis, Executive General Manager of MINI of Charleston and team driver Robbie Davis, are going to drive the vehicle. Vinnie Kung, MINI USA Product Manager, also commented that MINI entering B-Spec eacing was full of benefits as drivers were able to enter the racing arena for a low investment in a car developed from the ground up with performance and handling at its core.