Kristin McMahon

If you aren’t sitting down, you’ll want to grab a chair.  Mini is set to bring its World Championship 50 model to a neighborhood near you – at least if you happen to live within spitting distance of one of the few Mini dealers quick enough to raise their hand for one of the scant crop of cars headed to the United States. Originally, MINI had no plans to bring any of the 250 special edition units to this side of The Pond, but demand was evidently high enough to warrant 50 of them making their way to the American market.

The World Championship 50 starts its life as a run-of-the-mill John Cooper Works, which means it packs 208 horsepower from a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder, brakes capable of stopping a 747 and a suspension that’s chock-full of race ready bits. The WC50 package adds in a unique Connaught green paint and different trim throughout the car.  This is one for the collectors!

What do you think?

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One Response to “The MINI Cooper WC50 is coming to the US!”

  1. C Fite Says:

    Will Cincinnati Mini be getting one?

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