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Mini laps the Nurburgring

The E has become the first all electric to complete a full lap of Germany s Nurburgring at racing speed.


The prepared Mini completed a lap of the circuit, considered to be the toughest in the world, in 9:51.45 seconds around one minute slower a petrol powered Cooper S. German touring car driver and German Mini Challenge Thomas Jäger, was the man chosen to the wheel.

I ve driven this circuit times, but never in such an car, Jäger said. The of the electric motor has an incredible as you can access its full reserves of at all times. Another element of fascinating experience is the lack of from the drivetrain. All in all, was certainly the cleanest and quietest lap I ve ever driven.

Mini already has more 600 examples of the Mini E around the undergoing testing. But the Mini E as the car was dubbed, was given a major to tackle the Nurburgring.

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Although the car was powered by the same 150kW motor a special lightweight was fitted to help improve Other performance additions new suspension, brakes and tyres. For the Mini engineers also a rollcage.

The length and profile of the Nordschleife loop of the Nurburgring] place demands on the technology of our electric said project leader, Krams. But the MINI E Race met considerable challenge with authority. The aim of this unique was to provide an impressive showcase of the potential of the MINI E and its environment-friendly concept.

But while the Mini E was the first electric vehicle to tackle the Porsche is already well with its hybrid-powered 911 GT3 R race recently completing two races at the Designed to compete in the Nurburgring 24 race in June the 911 GT3 R Hybrid two electric motors powered by a generator, which captures normally lost in heat the brakes. Unlike a battery, stores electricity, the flywheel stores mechanical energy, converting it to electricity for use in the motors.

Porsche has entered the 911 GT3 R in the Nurburgring races and scored a podium in last weekend event. The driven by Germans Joerg and Wolf Henzler, finished in the four-hour race.

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