MINI will be to competing in the 2011 Dakar Series with its ALL4 model. The Monster Energy X-raid team has unveiled the car, which will make its racing debut at the 33rd Personal Dakar Argentina-Chile next month - January 1st to January 16th.

MINI ALL4 is powered by a 3.0 liter twin-turbo diesel with 315PS (232 kW) and 700Nm of torque. The race car is put on test in France by team driver Guerlain Chicherit and his co-driver Michel Perin.

It is just amazing, how the MINI ALL4 project was completed in just 3 months.

"Our team has succeeded, despite the very short development time. We have a vehicle off the ground, which will be competitive.", commented X-Raid team director Sven Quandt.

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