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Video: Race-spec Mini E laps the Nürburgring

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Apr 14th, 2010 at 8:01AM

The 13-mile long Nürburgring-Nordschleife is one of the most treacherous race tracks in the world, even on the best of days. Taking it on in the fog seems like a recipe for disaster. Nonetheless, that's exactly what a BMW engineering team did recently with a very special edition of the Mini E. The team took one of the battery-powered Minis, applied some weight reduction measures to the body and then installed the usual array of racing bits – new tires, brakes and a rollcage. The electric powertrain underwent some recalibration, likely to tone down the Mini E's overly... Read More

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