2014 MINI E Race Coupe caught for the first time

Back in 2010 all-electric 200bhp MINI E set a new record for electric vehicles on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time just under 10 minutes. The record did not last for too long and currently belongs to 740bhp Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive, which lapped the ‘Ring in just 7:56.

The Mini E was a demonstration electric car and field trials were done in several countries, including the United States, Germany, UK, France, Japan and China.

The UK trial was launched in December 2009 with more than forty Mini E cars handed to private users for a two consecutive six-month field trial periods. In total over 500 MINI E’s were built between 2009-2010.

Here is a new sportier electric car project for 2014 called MINI E Race Coupe, which was caught testing in Munich.

Powertrain specs are purely speculative, but most likely an updated version of the 200bhp electric motor and a new lithium ion battery pack is under this sporty package.

The prototype was benchmarking against the MINI E, revealing us a huge rear spoiler, Recaro racing seats, racing steering wheel, roll cage and EV decals.


RELATED POSTS

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept revealed
2015 Chevrolet Cruze drops more camouflage
Next Cadillac CTS-V spied for the first time
Guerlain Chicherit's world record car jump ends with a big crash
Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo race car revealed
Need a new car? What to look out for
Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang revealed, packs 500+bhp
Aston Martin reportedly working on a 800bhp electric Rapide
BMW Vision Next 100 imagines the future
62% of car buyers are worried about buying clocked cars
Ferrari GTC4LUSSO T revealed ahead of Paris debut
Less mass means more Lotus - the new Lotus Elise Sprint
Tags: , ,
linode.com