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check it out-450hp sbc kit for mini cooper
#1
Hey All,
I was looking at the site http://www.enginefactory.com, and they have come out with a kit to put a 450 hp chevy small block into a new mini cooper. On the site it said that they havent fixed a price yet, but it looks like one bitchin ride. They had acceleration specs d a 2.9 sec 0-60 :weirdo: , im still trying to find out wether they used a manual trans or and auto. heres a link to the kit
http://www.enginefactory.com/MINIENGINES.HTM

enjoy :thumbup
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#2
That thing will probably swap ends in a turn faster than you can say "oops". But it would be a fun ride.
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#3
"# 1 MCLAREN F1 0-60 MPH 3.2 SEC PRICE $ 1,000,000
# 2 SALEEN S 7 0-60 MPH 3.3 SEC PRICE $ 375,000
# 3 FERRARI ENZO 0-60 MPH 3.3 SEC PRICE $ 643,000
# 4 KOENIGSEGG CC 0-60 MPH 3.2 SEC PRICE $ 470,000
# 5 E.F. MINI KIT 0-60 MPH 2.9 SEC PRICE $ TBA "

This is how they will try to justify a $60-80k price tag! It sounds pretty cool though.
2 tires, mounted and balanced... $160.40
Lifetime alignments... $99.99
Getting your car back from a Firestone post-alignment "road test" with rod knock... $4,543.42
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#4
I wonder how long it will take the brake heh.
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#5
I am assuming this will be Front Engine Rear Drive, or will it be Rear Engine Rear drive?
1974 MGB - running again, well... starting.
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#6
id think it would be fwd becuase the mini is fwd and it doesnt have the provisions for a driveshaft under it and a geared reanr axle unless they did some crazy mod
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#7
jamessb Wrote:id think it would be fwd becuase the mini is fwd and it doesnt have the provisions for a driveshaft under it and a geared reanr axle unless they did some crazy mod

I seriously doubt it. Finding a trans that can handle 450 hp that will fit under the hood of a mini with a v8 would be practically impossible. Remember it was designed house a inline 4, a v8 is much wider add a big 200lb transmission and its not gonna fit. I'm sure it would be much easier to modify the chassis to house a drive shaft and a rear end than stuff it all up front.

Either way it would be fun as ahell to drive that car but I would how they managed to get wide enough tires on it to get some traction.
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#8
True, GM's TH350 is long, they did say 'highly modified transmission, so maybe its a trans of a FWD GM car, but yes I agree it probably is RWD
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#9
its probably not a TH350. why the fuck would they make it an auto? its probably going to be a t56, or the Transaxle from the newer vettes.
1974 MGB - running again, well... starting.
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#10
or a fwd transaxle if its going to be a rr car.
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#11
This would seem more sensible in an VW R32. Plus, how would that thing get traction regardless of layout?
"This ain't ninth grade, and no body gives a shit how much you bench." - Ronnie Coleman
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#12
Its true that they probably would make it a manual but automatics are very cheap and can handle alot of power compared to an equally rated manual transmission. A T56 would do the trick or a tremec.
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