In conjunction with Sony’s Gran Truism 6, MINI has released a digital only concept of the forthcoming 2016 Clubman. The differences? Just about everything. This Clubman is a fictionalized race car that takes the MINI formula to the extreme. The game and the car will be available digitally in March. Now, on to the numbers and what they do and don’t tell us about the rumored JCW Clubman.
Powertrain figures are, as you’d expect, outlandish. Under the bonnet is MINI’s 2.0L four cylinder pumping out a virtual 395 hp. With MINI’s All4 all wheel drive system helping to lay down the rubber, the Vision does 0-62 in only 3.5 seconds.
What does this tell us about the new Clubman and a potential JCW version? As we’ve previously reported, look for a higher output 2.0L four cylinder coupled with the All4 system helping to create the most powerful and capable MINI of all time. Even more intriguing, rumors of this version of BMW’s high output 2.0L having upwards of 300 hp continue to circulate.
However we don’t expect anything quite as wild as the Vision Gran Turismo.
The 2016 MINI Clubman will begin production this summer with the first examples hitting dealers in Europe in late summer. Look for US delivering to start in the fall.