Classic Mini gets 370 hp from Honda CivicJuly 25, 2020
Atelier Bonkers Classic has equipped the British city car with a powerful engine from a Honda Civic VTi. Now, to accelerate to 100 km / h, the Mini takes only 5.38 seconds.
Installing a more powerful engine is common among automotive enthusiasts, especially those who want more out of their vehicle. The most common of these is swapping out the native engine for a Chevy LS engine, while there are crazier projects like the Porsche Cayman coupe with a Mustang Coyote V8 and a twin-turbo Chevy Camaro diesel.
Quite often, owners of Mini cars change the turbocharged Honda VTEC engines installed under the hoods of their cars.
This time, the British car received a slightly different motor. Tuners from Bonkers Classic decided to use the 1.8-liter B18C4 engine from the Honda Civic VTi. Under the hood of a Japanese car, the engine produced 169 hp. After the current owner of this classic Mini replaced the engine in his car, he equipped it with a turbocharged Precision 5431, after which the power increased to 369 hp. As before, all torque is directed to the front wheels.
The cabin has a special button that allows you to change the intensity of the boost. At low pressures, this VTEC-powered Mini sped from 0 to 100 km / h in over six seconds. Switching to high boost allowed the “pocket rocket” to reduce this value to 5.38 seconds. Not bad for a small car. Not bad at all.
A video has been posted on the Officially Gassed YouTube channel of the heavily redesigned Mini, as well as the wild acceleration of the British car.
not so long ago, our publication wrote that a daring “baby” Mini John Cooper Works from Manhart was presented. The German tuning studio has presented a 350-horsepower version of the “evil” city car Mini John Cooper Works. The novelty has received the designation Manhart GP3 F350.
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