When the Countryman was first announced earlier this year, we felt the new Mini looked good but not as good as this new screaming WRC beast. The video below features the first tests in Portugal of Prodrive Team with the new “Mini Countryman WRC” driven by Markko Märtin and Ott Tänak.
Another addition to the MINI family, another delibrate hardly noticeable facelift to MINI’s new 2010 Countryman – that’s what driving a MINI is all about. As you will see, the Countryman has a sporty design, the CUV sits a bit higher off the ground than other Mini models and the company says it’s raised the seating position a smidge. The other big alteration from Mini’s previous models is the addition of all-wheel drive that can send up to 100 percent of the torque to the rear wheels.