Powerhouse Performance: Harness the energy of a 231 horsepower engine, guided by a 6-speed manual gearbox for a heart-pounding ride.
Historical Triumph: Commemorate the iconic MINI's remarkable second-place finish in a 24-hour race, marking a pinnacle in its 64-year legacy.
Practical Precision: Balancing racing excellence with everyday usability, this edition integrates race car features while prioritizing functionality.
Vision of Victory: The Bulldog Racing Edition was born from the aspiration to share the triumphant moment of crossing the finish line with devoted fans.
Personalized Thrills: Tailor your driving experience with customizable motorsport components, invoking the exhilaration of the racetrack.
Suspension Mastery: The KW V3 suspension system transforms the driving encounter by enhancing grip, turn dynamics, and safety at performance limits.
Subtle Distinction: A fusion of Remus brand sports exhaust and OZ HyperGT alloy wheels strikes a balance between elegance and impact on the road.
Precision in Performance: Pirelli's P Zero Performance tires (size 205/45R17) guarantee superior traction, optimizing control through every twist and turn.
Weight Optimization: Experience heightened performance as the Stern Performance Parts Clubsport set replaces the rear seat, reducing weight and increasing agility.
Racing Heritage: The Bulldog Racing Edition proudly showcases its racing heritage with exterior and interior touches that symbolize dedication and exclusivity.
Diving into the heart of racing excellence, we present to you the extraordinary 2023 MINI John Cooper Works Bulldog Racing Edition. Crafted with precision and passion, this edition takes the iconic MINI John Cooper Works to new heights, paying homage to its victorious legacy on the tracks.
Unleash the Power
Underneath the hood, a powerhouse awaits. Drawing its strength from a spirited 6-speed manual gearbox, the Bulldog Racing Edition is propelled by a robust 231 horsepower (170 kW) engine, delivering a thrilling ride. The roar of the engine is matched by a maximum torque of 320 Nm, ensuring exhilarating acceleration and unmatched performance.
A Triumph of Endurance
Born from the dedication of a private racing team in Nürburg, the Bulldog Racing Edition celebrates a remarkable feat: the best finish for a MINI in a 24-hour race spanning 64 years of MINI history. Achieving an impressive second place and securing the first podium for MINI, this edition is a tribute to the team's unyielding spirit.
Performance Infused with Practicality
Every detail of the Bulldog Racing Edition is meticulously designed to harmonize power and practicality. The heart of the race car, the engine, is seamlessly integrated into this special model. While maintaining the essence of the race car with the starting number #126, certain safety features dictated by competition regulations have been thoughtfully omitted in favor of day-to-day usability.
A Vision Realized
Alexander Schabbach, the Managing Director of Bulldog Racing, shares the inspiration behind the Bulldog Racing Edition: "Finishing in second place and achieving the first podium for MINI after a gruelling 24 hours was a great achievement. The moment we crossed the finish line, the idea of sharing this moment with our fans was born." The Bulldog Racing Edition was meticulously crafted to bring the racing experience to the road while ensuring road legality.
Crafting Racing Heritage
The essence of the race track comes alive in the Bulldog Racing Edition through an array of motorsport components. Customizable to the driver's preferences, these components transform the driving experience into a true racing sensation. Central to this transformation is the KW V3 suspension, adjustable in compression and rebound damping. This not only enhances grip and turn-in behavior but also amplifies safety at the limits of performance.
Setting the Bulldog Racing Edition apart are the 17-inch OZ HyperGT alloy wheels, coupled with the Remus brand sports exhaust. This dynamic pairing strikes a perfect balance between subtlety and distinction, leaving an indelible mark on the road. With Pirelli's high-performance P Zero tires (size 205/45R17) providing unwavering traction, every twist and turn becomes an exhilarating experience.
Weight Saving for Performance
Racing prowess is enhanced by the Stern Performance Parts Clubsport set, which replaces the rear seat with a strategically designed strut, mesh, and carpet. This thoughtful modification not only shaves off weight but also enhances the car's overall performance, ensuring an even more thrilling ride.
Embracing the racing heritage, the Bulldog Racing Edition proudly wears the iconic Bulldog Racing roof decor foil. A distinctive mark that adorns the race cars, it's a symbol of triumph and dedication. Inside, each edition is bestowed with an individual badge, signifying its place in a numbered limited edition series. This badge not only adds a touch of exclusivity but also commemorates the day the suspension was meticulously tuned on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Your Unique Journey
At Bulldog Racing, individuality reigns supreme. Each Bulldog Racing Edition is tailored to meet the unique desires of its owner, making every car a true representation of personal taste. Alexander Schabbach reiterates, "Our special model shows what modifications we can make to the car. We are also pleased to be able to offer this service to customers with older MINIs of the current generation from 2014 onwards."