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R56 MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop “Baxter”

MINI JCW Autotcross

A few key stats:

  • 1.6 liter DOHC inline 4 cylinder engine
  • Twin scroll turbocharger with up to 1.3 bar of boost, direct injection
  • 208 horsepower (130 HP per liter – same specific output as a 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo)
  • 192 ft-lbs of torque (207 ft-lbs during overboost)
  • F/F layout
  • 6 speed manual transmission
  • Electronic differential lock (in place of mechanical LSD), BMW’s DSC and DTC programs
  • Curb weight ~2,800 lbs

Details / Options:

  • Astro Black Metallic body + roof
  • Carbon black lounge leather
  • Piano black trim + anthracite headliner
  • Cold weather package
  • Convenience package
  • Automatic AC
  • Dual pane sunroof
  • Factory installed Aero body kit
  • Factory JCW upgrades including cat-back exhaust, intake, four-pot Brembo-sourced front brakes, tuned ECU, uprated clutch/transmission, larger turbo, revised internals

Mods / aftermarket:

  • Summer:  Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec 215/45/17 extreme performance tires mounted on OZ Racing Ultraleggera 17×7 lightweight wheels
  • Winter:  Bridgestone Blizzak LM60 205/45/17 performance snow tires mounted on OEM JCW Challenge Spoke 17×7 wheels
  • NM Engineering Billet Aluminum Tie Bar (strut brace + strut tower reinforcement)
  • PLX Kiwi OBD2 wireless uplink for real-time engine performance and diagnostics via Torque
  • Craven Speed FlexPod
  • Black aero style side marker housings
  • 50% front / 35% rear tint

E36 BMW M3 Coupe

A few key stats:

  • 3.2 liter DOHC inline 6 cylinder engine
  • Normally aspirated
  • 240 horsepower
  • 240 ft-lbs of torque
  • F/R layout
  • 5 speed manual transmission
  • Mechanical limited slip differential
  • Curb weight ~3,100-3,200 lbs

Details / Options:

  • Boston green metallic
  • Tan leather interior (non-Vader seats)
  • Luxury package (wood trim and full leather)
  • Heated seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • On board computer
  • Moonroof

Mods / aftermarket:

  • Essentially bone stock
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 225/45/17 front 245/40/17 rear performance summer tires on OEM 17 inch M Contour wheels
  • Winter tires N/A
  • Alpine iDA X-100 digital media receiver for iPod control
  • 35% tint
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