Mini Cooper With Twin Engines

San Francisco builder Jacques Andres wanted to build a competitive Mini for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. He didn’t have the money to build a 500 horsepower engine so he decided to just install another motor. Each engine is a factory supercharged 1.6L four-cylinder good for 250 horsepower. With both engines the Mini weighs 2,700 … Read more

Mini Cooper with 6.4L Supercharged Hemi V8

Auto bloggers love SEMA because of creations like this. Here is a small Mini Cooper with a stroked 6.4L Hemi stuffed between the front tires. On top of the huge engine sits a BDS supercharger which helps the Hemi deliver 650 horsepower and 631 lbs.-ft. of torque on five pounds of boost. The Mini also … Read more

Austin Mini with Dump Truck Engine

There is no way this Mini is functional but it sure makes an eye catching image. This stretched Austin Mini holds a 78 liter Cummins QSK78 V18 diesel dump truck engine being supported on some type of stand. The engine has 12 turbochargers, weighs 11 tons, produces 10,157 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 rpm and … Read more

Mini with Nissan 300ZX V6

Built to entertain children this 1962 Austin Mini has a nitrous injected 375 horsepower Nissan 300ZX V6 engine. The five-speed transmission is also from a 300ZX. The rear suspension and differential is from a 240SX. This build took roughly 4 years (4,000 hours) and $8,000 to build. The Mini won the Ebay Motors Master 2009 … Read more

Supercharged Hemi Powered Mini

This Mini was spotted in Bennington Vermont at Hemmings Cruise In. Larry Audette was able to take this Mini and shoehorn a 392 Hemi V8 into the engine bay. A supercharger was added because well… why not. Although not mentioned in the article I would have to assume he converted it to a RWD since … Read more

B18C Mini

Found at HKS’s 35th birthday was a British Motor Company Mini with some swapped Honda power. Sitting in the back is a Honda B18C engine with individual throttle bodies. Obviously the car has been switched to rear wheel drive for engine postion. JPCNews reports that it has a HKS F-Con V Pro, Spoon suspension products, … Read more