Fastest Mini Cooper JCW Revealed By AC Schnitzer
If you’ve been looking for something even more powerful and quicker than the JCW version of the Mini Cooper, look no further as the guys over at AC Schnitzer have come up with this “Eagle” version. To demonstrate how fast the car really is, they took it to the famous Hockenheim circuit for some comparison testing. It managed to do a lap in 1:13.341 while the Ferrari California did it in 1:13.5, along with the BMW M3 in 1:14.3 and the Porsche 911 Turbo in 1:14.6.
This “Eagle” model has the same engine as the JCW version, but AC Schnitzer tweaked it a little bit and it now produces 260 hp (191 kW) @ 5,000 rpm and 340 Nm of torque @ 2,950 rpm. The car can now do the 0-62 mph sprint in only 5.8 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 250 km/h.
They managed to squeeze more power out of that engine by installing a new ECU, modifying the intercooler and the turbo and using a stainless steel exhaust system that has a racing catalyst. In addition, the car got a sport clutch, a lightweight ion battery, a limited slip differential, anti-roll bars and a racing suspension.
As far as the aerodynamic package is concerned, AC Schnitzer fitted this Mini with a new hood, a rear diffuser, boot lid, new doors and wings, along with a rear spoiler – all made out of carbon fiber to shave off a few pounds.
The price tag for the fastest Mini Cooper JCW is 62,000 Euros.
PS: These are the Hockenheim lap times:
AC Schnitzer EAGLE : 1:13,3 min.
Ferrari California: 1:13,5 min.
Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series : 1:13,8 min.
Porsche 911 Carrera S: 1:14,3 min.
BMW M3 : 1:14,3 min.
Porsche 911 Turbo: 1:14,6 min
Audi RS 4: 1:15,4 min.
Mercedes C63 AMG: 1:15,7 min.
BMW Alpina B3 Coupe: 1:16,1 min.
Audi RS 6: 1:17,6 min.
Ford Focus RS: 1:17,8 min
Source: AC Schnitzer via ZerCustoms