On Riding the MINI John Cooper Works Bulldog Racing Car

Horatiu had the opportunity to take a shotgun ride in the Bulldog Racing MINI John Cooper Works during the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. However, the driver was none other than Charlie Cooper, the grandson of the famous John Cooper, which made the ride even more memorable. However, Sven Thelen, the car’s chief engineer, gave him a tour of the vehicle before he took his first seat in the passenger seat.

The Bulldog Racing team had to ensure that the MINI would survive the 24 hours of Nürburgring. Therefore, it received better lighting, additional cooling and improved aerodynamics for the night phase of the race. An essential feature of the car was its enormous rear wing, which helped it achieve certain notoriety worldwide. But if you look closely, it has the same side wings as the MINI JCW GP. But the most impressive improvement in terms of aerodynamics was the huge rear diffuser, which contains a huge central exhaust.

The Bulldog Racing MINI has a passenger seat, although it is a track-ready car. With a full roll cage, enough wiring to confuse Alan Turing, a radio to keep the driver in touch with the crew, and a hydration system, the driver can sit in the car for long periods and be refreshed. It is an endurance racing car that can also be driven on the road. That’s exactly what Charlie Cooper and Horatio did in West Sussex, England.

Driving a race car developed for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring on public roads is a great experience.

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