When production of the classic Mini ceased in 2000, BMW (the new owner of the brand) announced the successor to the Mini—which is variously called the "BMW MINI" or the "New MINI". The brand name for the new car is MINI (written in capital letters)
In 2004 the 911 was heavily revised and the 996's replacement, the 997, was unveiled in July. The 997 keeps the basic profile of the 996, bringing the drag coefficient down to 0.28, but draws on the 993 for detailing. In addition, the new front fascia is reminiscent of the older generation, with the traditional "bug eye" headlamps. Its interior is also similarly revised, with strong links to the earlier 911 interiors while at the same time looking fresh and modern. The 997 shares less than a third of its parts with the outgoing 996, but is still technically very similar to it. Initially, two versions of the 997 were introduced— the rear wheel drive Carrera and Carrera S. While the base 997 Carrera produced 325 PS (239 kW) from its 3.6 L Flat 6, a more powerful 3.8 L 355 PS (261 kW) Flat 6 powers the Carrera S. Besides a more powerful engine, the Carrera S also comes standard with 19 inch (48 cm) "Lobster Fork" style wheels, more powerful and larger brakes (with red calipers), a more sporty suspension, complete with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) which allows for electronic adjustability of suspension settings, Xenon Headlamps, and Sport Steering wheel.
Roadfly.com - MINI Cooper GP vs. Ford Mustang GT
Roadfly TV takes a MINI Cooper GP and pits it head to head against a Ford
Mustang GT. Will the Mini
Cooper give the GT a run for its money here in Willow Springs racetrack in
California? Stay tuned to find out.
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Madness MINI Cooper S vs. Porsche
Madness MINI Cooper S vs. Porsche
Steve Diniz pilots his MINI-Madness equipped Stage 4 MINI Cooper to pass
the Porsche in a heated race. To view what a Stage 4 kit is from MINI
Madness and how they can help you get the most out of your MINI Cooper
visit their website below.
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Mini JCW vs. Ferrari 430 Scuderia at Gotland Ring
Track Day 2009-09-27 at Gotland Ring in Sweden. Driver: Erik Jirhall. Car:
Mini John Cooper Works R56 2009. The chassis has been tuned by Millway
Motorsport. The engine is original, part from a bigger Forge Intercooler. The video is recorded with
a Video VBOX. Thanks to Martin P for the nice pics! Interested in track
days? Check out GRC - Gentlemen Racing Club (www.grc.as). More information
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2014 Mini Cooper S 0-60 MPH First Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Mini Cooper and Cooper S is all new with
two new engines and a new wider and longer chassis. But this 4th
generation Mini still looks the part with wide eyes and happy-go-lucky
reputation. In another accurate, fun and informative TFLcar first drive,
Roman travels to Puerto Rico to test drive and review the latest turbocharged Mini Cooper S. In the process he
finds out just how fast it will zip from 0-60 MPH.
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MINI vs Porsche
The head of MINI USA publicly challenges the head of Porsche to a race,
pitting the MINI Cooper S against the legendary Porsche 911 Carrera S on a
track in Atlanta on June 21st, right down the road from Porsche's corporate
The gauntlet has been thrown down.
Will Porsche accept?
Porsche Turbo vs VW Beetle - Top Gear - BBC
The Porsche 911 turbo and an ageing VW
Beetle go head-to-head in an extraordinary one-mile drag race - through the
air! Richard is in the Porsche and must cover the distance on the ground
while the Beetle is dropped from a helicopter. Which will win? The Porsche
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