Tuning firm AC Schnitzer has unveiled and conducted tests on the MINI Eagle, a project which it claims to be the fastest MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) ever assembled. AC Schnitzer, which is based in Aachen, Germany, said that this car has been fitted with anti-roll bars and a carbon fiber body kit, featuring a carbon bonnet plus carbon wings and doors.
It also gets a set of 18 inch Mi2 BiColor wheels covered in 225/35 ZR 18 tires. Of course, the car also gets race-specific features.
On the technical aspect, we see that the vehicle has been given a new turbocharger and intercooler, a new sports clutch and a limited slip differential. It also has a lightweight ion battery and AC Schnitzer's Motronic program.
In addition, the package has a stainless steel exhaust system with racing catalyst, together with a new racing suspension and a 'Short Shift' transmission.
The basic model has an output of 201hp and 280 Nm (205 lb.ft.) but with AC Schnitzer’s maneuverings, it can now develop 260hp and 340 Nm (250 lb.ft.) of torque.
It can sprint from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.8 seconds from an acceleration time of 6.5 seconds previously. Top speed was also given a boost, from 148 mph (238 km/h) to 155 mph (250 km/h).