MINI USA has unveiled the 2012 Cooper B-Spec race car.

Built by MINI of Charleston, the turn-key racer features a coilover suspension, Carbotech brakes and 15-inch wheels with Hoosier tires. There's also a roll cage, a window net and a Kirkey racing seat.

Power comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 121 hp (90 kW / 123 PS) and 114 lb-ft (154 Nm) of torque. Performance specifications weren't released, but the standard model accelerates from 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds and has a top speed of 126 mph (203 km/h).

According to MINI USA Vice President Jim McDowell, "B-Spec racing is a great fit for MINI because the car is developed with racing heritage in mind and the races are run with vehicles very similar to those already sitting in the driveway."

Check out the press release for additional information

Gallery: MINI Cooper B-Spec racer introduced

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