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Wheels and Wings spotlight: 2006 Mini Cooper GP

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Special to the DailyThis 2006 Mini Cooper GP will be featured at this year's Vail Automotive Classic's Wheels & Wings Show.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado -The 2011 Vail Automotive Classic’s Wheels & Wings Show takes place Sept. 10 at the Vail Valley Jet Center in Gypsum and Sept. 11 in the streets of Vail.Among the featured vehicles at the show is a 2006 Mini Cooper GP. Details include:• 218 horsepower, 180 foot-pounds of torque. The fastest Mini ever produced at 1 to 60 mph in under 6.5 seconds.• Reaches top speed of just under 150 mph due in part to unique design elements such as the carbon fiber rear wing and fenders, shaving door handles.• GP only available in 2006, the quasi-race prepped GP was hand finished by Bertone in Italy.• Limited edition of only 415 delivered to the U.S. market.• Originally sold for approximately $38,286.• Owner is currently making further modifications with the goal of a speed run at the Bonneville Salt Flats in September 2012.All event participants are encouraged to sign up online at http://www.vailautomotiveclassic.com. Cars and motorcycles may register under “Cars and Bikes” before Wednesday. The fee to register cars and motorcycles online, or on the day of the show, is $40. This year’s Featured Marque is Ferrari, with over 10 vintage Ferraris registered. For more information, contact at info@vailautomotiveclassic.com.

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