Mitsubishi Prototype-S

Concept Cars 27 Feb 2008
Mitsubishi Prototype-S

Mitsubishi has revealed the first images of the Prototype-S, which debuts at the Geneva Motor Show and previews the forthcoming Lancer Sportback that will be launched within 2008.


Mini John Cooper WorksThese versions are the first two models
to be launched under the brand MINI John Cooper Works.

The 1.6 litre 4-cylinder engine with Twin Scroll turbocharger and gasoline direct injection delivers 155 kW/211 bhp (207 hp US) and develops its maximum torque of 260 Nm (192 lb-ft US) between 1,850  and 5,600 rpm – by means of overboost the torque can actually be increased  to 280 Nm. (207 lb-ft US).

The unit is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Performance figures are a 0-100 km/h sprint in 6.5 seconds (6.8 for the Clubman) and a top speed of 238 km/h.

The standard driving stability systems include ABS, EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), CBC (Cornering Brake Control)
and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) with hill-start assistance and
DTC (Dynamic Traction Control).

Mini Clubman John Cooper Works Mini John Cooper Works

The suspensions make use of McPherson struts at the front axle and the central control arm at the rear. The exclusive 17-inch light alloy wheels – weighing less than 10 kg – are coupled with high-speed in 205/45 W 17 runflat tires. Both models are equipped with a tire damage display function.

Mini John Cooper WorksFot the exterior, ten exterior paint finishes are available, with contrasting roof finishes and roof decor options which provide a wide range of possible combinations.

Inside, exclusive features include the three-spoke steering wheel in leather, anthracite roof liner and the interior surfaces in a glossy Piano Black finish create

The cabin can be personalised with a wide range of individualisation options such as leather upholsteries, sports seats with fabric/leather covers, sports leather seats and Recaro sports seats from the John Cooper Works accessory program.

The MINI John Cooper Works will be available starting from August 2008 at a price of 27,700 Euros (29,500 for the Clubman). US Pricing are yet to be announced.

Sill Wheel detail Speedometer

The Engine

The power unit is based on the engine of the upcoming John Cooper  Works Challenge racing version.

Mini John Cooper WorksThe cylinder block and bearing housing are made of aluminium, the four valves per cylinder are controlled by two upper camshafts, friction-optimised cam followers and hydraulic valve clearance compensation elements. The outlet valves are filled with sodium so as to meet the increased cooling needs of a turbo engine.

The camshafts of the 4-cylinder are composite. The
cam rings are made of high-strength steel and shrink-fitted to the actual shaft. The intake camshaft has a continuously variable phase adjustment function
by means of which the valve control times can be adapted to the relevant performance requirements.

The engines are fitted with reinforced and specifically ground pistons as well as a cylinder head with optimised rigidity and modified gasketing. The intake valves and valve
seat rings are also made of especially resilient material, and as compared to the engine of the MINI Cooper S there is a slight reduction of the compression.

(Source: Mini)

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Mitsubishi Prototype-S

Mitsubishi Prototype-S

Mini has revealed the John Cooper Works and John Cooper Works Clubman special models. Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show, they feature a 211 hp engine and extensive chassis modifications. The launch is scheduled for August 2008.


Mini John Cooper WorksThese versions are the first two models
to be launched under the brand MINI John Cooper Works.

The 1.6 litre 4-cylinder engine with Twin Scroll turbocharger and gasoline direct injection delivers 155 kW/211 bhp (207 hp US) and develops its maximum torque of 260 Nm (192 lb-ft US) between 1,850  and 5,600 rpm – by means of overboost the torque can actually be increased  to 280 Nm. (207 lb-ft US).

The unit is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Performance figures are a 0-100 km/h sprint in 6.5 seconds (6.8 for the Clubman) and a top speed of 238 km/h.

The standard driving stability systems include ABS, EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), CBC (Cornering Brake Control)
and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) with hill-start assistance and
DTC (Dynamic Traction Control).

Mini Clubman John Cooper Works Mini John Cooper Works

The suspensions make use of McPherson struts at the front axle and the central control arm at the rear. The exclusive 17-inch light alloy wheels – weighing less than 10 kg – are coupled with high-speed in 205/45 W 17 runflat tires. Both models are equipped with a tire damage display function.

Mini John Cooper WorksFot the exterior, ten exterior paint finishes are available, with contrasting roof finishes and roof decor options which provide a wide range of possible combinations.

Inside, exclusive features include the three-spoke steering wheel in leather, anthracite roof liner and the interior surfaces in a glossy Piano Black finish create

The cabin can be personalised with a wide range of individualisation options such as leather upholsteries, sports seats with fabric/leather covers, sports leather seats and Recaro sports seats from the John Cooper Works accessory program.

The MINI John Cooper Works will be available starting from August 2008 at a price of 27,700 Euros (29,500 for the Clubman). US Pricing are yet to be announced.

Sill Wheel detail Speedometer

The Engine

The power unit is based on the engine of the upcoming John Cooper  Works Challenge racing version.

Mini John Cooper WorksThe cylinder block and bearing housing are made of aluminium, the four valves per cylinder are controlled by two upper camshafts, friction-optimised cam followers and hydraulic valve clearance compensation elements. The outlet valves are filled with sodium so as to meet the increased cooling needs of a turbo engine.

The camshafts of the 4-cylinder are composite. The
cam rings are made of high-strength steel and shrink-fitted to the actual shaft. The intake camshaft has a continuously variable phase adjustment function
by means of which the valve control times can be adapted to the relevant performance requirements.

The engines are fitted with reinforced and specifically ground pistons as well as a cylinder head with optimised rigidity and modified gasketing. The intake valves and valve
seat rings are also made of especially resilient material, and as compared to the engine of the MINI Cooper S there is a slight reduction of the compression.

(Source: Mini)

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