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Mintex brake pads chosen for new limited edition car

Mintex brake pads have been selected by MINI UK for its new limited production car, John Cooper Works Challenge, specifically developed for maximum track ability and on-road driving thrills.

Inspired by the latest MINI Challenge racing car, it has key technical features developed in partnership with the same suppliers involved with the race car, including Mintex brake pads, which are used on all cars within the MINI Challenge Racing Series.

Specially engineered for the new MINI John Cooper Works Challenge, the Mintex brake pads offer superb braking power with excellent resistance to fade on track.

The John Cooper Works Challenge will be built in no more than 100 units, and is available with one fixed specification and exclusively with MINI’s acclaimed 6-speed manual gearbox.

Many road cars are said to be ‘inspired by the world of motor racing’, but the link with the John Cooper Works Challenge is a more genuine one than most: the engineers turned to Nitron for the suspension, Mintex for the braking requirements, Quaife for the traction benefits of a limited slip differential and Team Dynamics for particularly lightweight alloy wheels. All these brands supply the MINI John Cooper Works racing car that competes in the top class of the UK MINI Challenge.

The MINI Challenge has provided the best MINI racing in the UK since 2002, and is part of a family of racing championships run across Europe. For 2016, the UK MINI Challenge is split into three classes, offering incredibly close racing to drivers on a wide spread of budgets.

Steve Firbank, managing director of TMD Friction UK, said: “Mintex has a long-standing relationship with MINI and the MINI Challenge race series. For Mintex brake pads to have been chosen on this limited edition car is testament to the relationship and reputation for performance that has been established over the years.”

It has been specifically designed and developed to excel on a racing circuit, while maintaining perfectly useable manners on the public road, fuelled by the desire to create a car that truly unlocked the performance potential of the latest MINI Hatch on a racing circuit. Extensive testing was then carried out on a range of circuits throughout the UK, with considerable road mileage also accrued as the specification and settings of the car were fine-tuned.

The UK only model will be premiered at Goodwood Festival of Speed and will be priced at £32,000 OTR.