• 2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Raptor by AC Schnitzer

German tuner, AC Schnitzer, has blown our minds yet again with another speedy creation based off of a cool, yet uninspiring in power, model. Their new Raptor Concept is based on the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe and has just officially become the fastest Mini on the world famous Grand Prix circuit in Hockenheim. With a lap time of 1:10.87 minutes, the new Raptor has catapulted itself into the premier league of real sports cars, making it faster than the previous AC Schnitzer Eagle by about 1.11 seconds.

In order to obtain this impressive result, AC Schnitzer had to optimize all areas of the vehicle. The job started with the engine where the output was increased from 211 HP to 300 HP. A new exhaust system was added and the total weight was reduced by 220 lbs. The tuner also added a sport chassis with adjustable height and, of course, a new set of 18" lightweight metal rims.

Check out the video to see the Mini John Cooper Works Coupe Raptor by AC Schnitzer in action!

  • 2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Raptor by AC Schnitzer
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    six-speed manual gearbox
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    192 @ 6000
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    1.6 L
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  (394) posted on 06.19.2012

Somehow, AC Schnitzer still aided the improvised speed.

  (596) posted on 06.19.2012

I like how it didn’t have a drastic increase in speed, yet it could achieve that time record.

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