Modified Mini Sets FWD Nurburgring Record

And steps on some pretty big toes in doing so.

The story that a new FWD record has been set at the Nurburgring is a pretty big deal, but that’s not even the most remarkable part of the story. The really mind blowing thing is that a Mini Cooper Works tied with a Pagani Zonda S, an Audi R8 V10 and an SLS AMG for a time of 7:44. It also beat the Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R, the fastest production FWD around the track, by ten seconds. The tuned car produces 286 horsepower.

It has also shed 385 pounds and is clearly being driven by someone who knows what they’re doing.

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