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Mini with Hayabusa Engine Pulls 10.1s Quarter Mile Run

When Sir Alec Issigonis penned the original Mini on a napkin, we can be sure that he wasn’t considering taking the car to the dragstrip. However, some owners don’t care about the Mini’s rallying heritage and like to race it in a straight line.
Mini with Hayabusa Engine 1 photo
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Today we’ve brought you an example of this - the adjacent clip shows us a Mini with a Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle engine that posts a mind-blowing quarter mile time.

Even though the soundtrack doesn’t recommend this as being a turbocharged engine, the fact that the Mini manages to post a 10.2 s 1/4 mile time clearly indicates that we are dealing with a turbocharged Busa powerplant.

As a bonus, a Toyota MR2 dared to face this Mini and was eaten alive from the very beginning of the race.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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