, 2022-12-15 12:00:00,
This 482 horsepower Mini Cooper weighs just 1,697 pounds and it’s certifiably insane… Utilizing a Honda V-Tec turbo engine, and a whole bunch of modifications to support the immense power, this Mini Cooper is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
“It’s the feeling that I’m after… If I wanted a fast car I would’ve started with a fast car’
This car featured on the Officially Gassed Youtube channel for the second time, with the owner Dan proudly admitting that “too much is just right” when referring to his frankly terrifying project. He’s convinced it’s the only Mini Classic to have had this much power in it.
The Bodywork Is The Only Stock Thing About This Car… The Ultimate Sleeper
An aerial shot of the engine bay of a 482bhp Mini Classic.
This Mini has had a series of modifications to get to 482 bhp safely. It started with a new Honda V-TEC turbo engine transplant, leaving just a bit of room for the intercooler. The internals of the engine have been cast, and the block itself is bored by 1mm, skimmed with forged pistons and rods. There’s a Cylinder Support System with this machined block, and it can handle up to 700 horsepower.
To house this power in such a light cage, strengthening has been done everywhere possible within the compact frame. Engine mounts are strengthened, and…
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