RACE Pro - Now With a Sprinkling of Mini Cooper
Written Friday, January 30, 2009 By Dan WebbView author's profile
Atari and Sinbin today revealed some pretty extensive information on their secret weapon, the Mini Cooper.
Ok, so it's not really their secret weapon, but it's a pretty big icon for car fans and me personally. I can't think of anything better than an all intensive Mini Cooper duke out. A race whereby 16 Mini's sit on the grid and the only way you'll win the race is through ingenuity or having the biggest kahunas, because let's be honest, speed is not the key here.
Still interested? Check out the latest video, screens and even a detailed run down of the motor.
RACE Pro is scheduled for a February 17th release Stateside and a February 20th release over in Europe.
Car Class Reveal: Mini Cooper
A front wheel drive icon named Mini was launched back in 1959 and was in production all the way up to the year 2000. Since its launch the Mini been a constant fixture on the international racing scene both on and off road. In 2001, BMW, current owner of the Mini brand and a key player on the racing circuit, re-launched the car under the name of The New Mini and also created the Mini Cooper Challenge backed by BMW.
For the Mini Cooper Challenge, it was decided that a 180 horsepower, supercharged Mini Cooper S would be the vehicle of choice. The street legal version of this car is already a formidable track car, and in RACE Pro, players can experience the real race car from bumper to bumper and all the close racing action that comes with it. The Mini Cooper Challenge is one of the most exciting one-car classes.
• Manufacturer Overview: BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke)
BMW is a German car and motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1916 with its headquarters in Munich. During the First World War, the company enjoyed rapid growth building engines for military aircraft until 1918. BMW’s logo therefore represents a rotating airplane propeller. BMW M is a division of BMW producing sports and high-performance vehicles. Since its creation in 1972, BMW M has had a rich history of motor sport success. BMW Group also owns the brands Rolls-Royce and Mini. BMW has been involved successfully in Saloon, Touring, Sports Car and Formula racing.
• Key Stats
Power: 210 bhp @ 7250 rpm
Torque: 243 Nm @ 4750 rpm
Weight: 1080 kg
Top speed: > 200 km/h