So far only seen prototypes of the tools Coupe 2013 Mini-programmed on public roads in Germany. But our spy photographers have spotted the John Cooper Works version lurking in the Midwest, with pint-sized prototypes of the recently captured on the streets of Michigan. It’s too late in the season to test the cold weather, the engineers so that maybe I was looking for some post-hole Mini notorious Michigan winter to put the suspension through its paces?
First seen as a concept car at the IAA 2009, the new Mini Coupe (regular and Roadster) features a steeply inclined windscreen, lowered greenhouse and aggressive front and rear. Even though the width of the standard model, the Mini Coupe is 0.6 inches longer and 2.0 inches shorter. In the transformation of the Coupe, Mini loses his seat back but also gain a significant increase in the room charge. As seen in other prototype Mini Coupe, there is a retractable rear spoiler of the prototype.
There is also a small spoiler that extends from the roof over the rear window, aerodynamic grip so definitely should not be a problem in this performance Mini-themed. Chunky alloy wheels, dual exhaust central panel assembly and lowered rocker (with small openings) are some other highlights from the outside. Coupe versions of the 2013 Mini John Cooper Works as this model will be equipped with 208 hp 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbo. Less powerful petrol and diesel will also be offered. transmission options should include a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with Steptronic paddle shifters.Look for the new Mini Coupe and Roadster to debut this autumn, during the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Photos by Brian Williams/Brenda Priddy & Company