After years of testing and development, the MINI Countryman WRC is finally strutting its stuff on the world rally scene with an eye towards a full WRC schedule for next year.

We’re saying this because it appears that Prodrive, the very same outfit that runs MINI’s WRC outfit, is in the process of developing a completely modded Countryman that includes an extensive body kit that features, among other things, a a large fixed carbon fiber wing and a new set of alloy wheels.

According to Autocar, the Prodrive-tuned Countryman also features an comprehensive performance upgrade, one that includes a Prodrive Militek exhaust system and an engine upgrade courtesy of Superchips. The latter took the crossover’s 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and improved its output from the standard 184 horsepower to an more impressive 230-horsepower output.

Even better is that Superchips is still confident in churning out more ponies than it already has in their dyno tests, so that 230-pony figure could still rise up after more testing. No word yet on when MINI will be unveiling a high-performance Countryman, so it could very well be that this is the one that we’ve all been waiting for.

Note: Photo is of the MINI Countryman WRC

  • 2011 MINI Countryman S by Prodrive
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  • Engine:
    1.6-liter turbocharged engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    238 horsepower
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Source: AutoCar

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  (401) posted on 12.8.2011

Its extensive body kit is absolutely looks so cool on this, and its new set of alloy wheels makes its exterior look perfect! Good thing as well that it has an improved engine output.

  (831) posted on 10.24.2011

Maybe it is better if they did some simple designs on this MINI Countryman, but I think in spite that, it will still be looking so striking on that abstract appearance.

  (570) posted on 10.23.2011

Sorry to say but it is looks like over dressed for me, but I’m still glad to know that mini maintain its impressive engine, and I can say that I am hoping to see this one on its debut and even on production.

  (395) posted on 10.21.2011

Super Cool!! The design really aims for the winning trophy. Amazing color of red with lights in front of it. I’ve never seen such cool car like this. Riding with this Mini Countryman will surely bring the best out of a man.

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