The fastest MINI comes from Aachen once again:
The new concept vehicle AC Schnitzer RAPTOR
With the sensational time of 1:10.87 mins, the new concept vehicle "AC Schnitzer RAPTOR" (based on the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé) completed the Hockenheimring lap and put the competition in its place in a direct comparison.
One basis of evaluation in vehicle tests, time and time again, is lap times on the world famous Grand Prix circuit in Hockenheim. The 300 HP/221 kW powerful AC Schnitzer RAPTOR has catapulted itself into the premier league of real sports cars with its lap time of 1:10.87 mins.
Once again in 2012, the "Tuner Grand Prix" hosted by "sport auto" magazine on the Hockenheimring played a major role in AC Schnitzer's schedule. The time had finally arrived on the Pentecost weekend: 25 tuners battled for the best lap times in 16 classes.
The new RAPTOR (based on the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé) concept vehicle impressively put the competition in its place and circuited the Grand Prix track in Hockenheim in a sensational time. The RAPTOR was an astonishing 1.11 seconds quicker than the fastest MINI from the previous year: the AC Schnitzer EAGLE (based on
the MINI John Cooper Works).
Not only the competition paid respect to the "little Aachener": the "sport auto" editorial team gave the RAPTOR an individual test there and then and was able to improve the lap time by another 0.32 seconds to a fabulous time of 1:10.87.
The successful concept behind the unsalable study is quickly explained: all areas of the vehicle have been optimised by technicians and engineers with respect to "efficient performance" in the development of the AC Schnitzer RAPTOR.
The engine power has been increased from 155 kW/211 PS to 221 kW/300 PS and the whole exhaust system renewed at the same time. The vehicle weight was simultaneously reduced by more than 100 kg, which means the AC Schnitzer RAPTOR introduces the feel of much more agility and more driving pleasure. The sport chassis with adjustable height and the AC Schnitzer lightweight metal rims Mi2 in 18" are the icing on the cake for driving dynamics and aesthetics.
Perfect performance, perfect dynamics and perfect driving pleasure with less CO2 emissions per HP.
AC Schnitzer Motronic program
AC Schnitzer turbo
AC Schnitzer intercooler
AC Schnitzer sports clutch
AC Schnitzer limited slip differential
AC Schnitzer lightweight ion battery
AC Schnitzer stainless steel exhaust system with racing catalyst
AC Schnitzer racing suspension, height-adjustable
AC Schnitzer special antiroll bars
AC Schnitzer carbon bonnet
AC Schnitzer carbon boot
AC Schnitzer carbon rear diffuser
AC Schnitzer carbon sports wings, left / right
AC Schnitzer carbon doors
AC Schnitzer macrolon panels
AC Schnitzer special paintwork "Racing Silver", matt
AC Schnitzer Sportlenkrad
AC Schnitzer sports steering wheel
AC Schnitzer roll cage
AC Schnitzer carbon racing bucket seats with RAPTOR logo
AC Schnitzer "Short Shift" gear knob
AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rest and pedals
AC Schnitzer "Black Line" handbrake handle
AC Schnitzer foot mats, velours
AC Schnitzer Mi2 BiColor wheels
7.5J x 18" with tyres 225/35 ZR 18