We just had time to place a pre-production 208-HP Mini John Cooper Works Coupe on a small 0.7 km circuit in Austria. By now you have all seen and Cooper 2012 Coupe unveiled the official tests are still appearing on public roads around the Nurburgring in camo light mode.
Coincidence? Nay. This weekend – 25 and 26 June During 2011-39 the popular Nurburgring 24 hour race takes place. There will be 250,000 fans present and will, among other things (apart from the beginning of the beer glasses and smoke grid thickness) makes the Mini John Cooper Coupe Endurance competition in the "SP 3T" class.
We were this wee beast in a tent on the secret of Austria during our last test showed, but now the truth can be told. This official factory effort Mini Mini is the world premiere in Germany 24 hours endurance race. Here is hoping that the Nurburgring Nordschleife 14.2 miles a day should be resolved really quickly.
Click through the jump for more details and the official press release.