1976 Mini with an Audi A3 Powertrain

1976 Mini with an Audi A3 powertrain

The listing for this 1976 Austin Mini says it was built with the running gear from a 2002 Audi A3. That would mean the little car is powered by a turbocharged 1.8 L 20-valve inline-four. Depending on the motor’s year, it produces 148-178 hp (110-132 kW) and 155-173 lb-ft (210-235 Nm) of torque in factory spec. However the owner claims it produces 30% more power thanks to a stainless steel exhaust and tuned ECU. Power is sent to all four wheels thanks to the Audi A3’s six-speed manual transmission and Quattro AWD drivetrain.

1976 Mini with an Audi A3 powertrain

1976 Mini with an Audi A3 powertrain

1976 Mini with an Audi A3 powertrain

1976 Mini with an Audi A3 powertrain

1976 Mini with an Audi A3 powertrain

1976 Mini with an Audi A3 powertrain

1976 Mini with an Audi A3 powertrain

Source: eBay.co.uk via Unique Cars for Sale Europe FB page

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