Daily Archives: May 16, 2010


MINI E Race on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

MINI has once again put the MINI E Race, a race-modified version of the all-electric MINI E, on the track at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.  This is the second time for the MINI E Race; it became the first all-electric car to run the Nürburgring on April 12, 2010.  BMW PressClub on the first run:

Taking on the infamous Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit at race speed with an electrically powered car is an ambitious project, but the BMW Group has just become the first car manufacturer to make it happen. Today the MINI E Race, a modified race-spec version of the standard MINI E, completed a lap of the legendary 20.8 km “Green Hell” in a time of 09:51.45 minutes. The MINI E Race hit a top speed of 187 km/h.

MINI recently released the video from the first run:

Today MINI released a video of the second run with Prince Leopold of Bavaria at the wheel:


collectible of the day: MINI USA Press Information 2004 CD

MINI USA Press Information 2004

MINI USA Press Information 2004 (CD)

In 2004, MINI USA issued this press kit in digital form. The CD includes images and information on the following:

  • John Cooper Works MINI Cooper S
  • MINI Cooper
  • MINI Cooper S
  • MINI History
  • MINI Marketing Materials
  • MINI MotoringGear
  • MINI Powertrain
  • MINI Pricing and General Information
  • MINI Product Accessories
  • MINI Production @ Oxford

The catalog number is Vol. 2 123102.