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.
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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.
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. Full profile
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