The 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed will showcase a converted Mini from a British tuner that has a unique V8 drive has installed. The as "Vini" designated Cooper is based on BMW's second Mini Cooper S (R56 generation) and it has a Seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission installed. The entire front basic shape of the vehicle (Floor pan, end wall, etc.) had to be changed for the conversion and reinforced to a modified one Subaru Impreza STi subframe to be able to install. He is with Powerflex polyurethane bushings combined with a new chassis with specially made MacPherson struts. The tuner says: "Vini, the Powerflex V8 Mini is an iron hand in a velvet glove. A fully usable and street legal piece of engineering that is just as comfortable on the race track as it is on the road". That's the statement from Powerflex.
Mini Cooper with BMW V8
The engine in the bow generates violent power from 420 HPthat of course in a body shape with such a short wheelbase and little more than 1.300 kg empty weight enable more than just propriety that is appropriate to one's status.
But what exactly is built into an engine? What exactly depends on the specially made Exhaust System on? One of the best engines from BMW ever. And that S65 4,0 liter V8 High-speed vacuum cleaner with overhead camshafts and 32 valves from the BMW M3 of the generation E90 / E92. In addition, there is the conversion rear-wheel drive. And there were also ultra-light golden ones Braid alloy wheels with Toyo Proxes R888R racing tires for perfect road holding and outstanding grip.
Alcon 4-piston sports brake system
The Hot Hatch is slowed down by one Alcon 4-piston sports brake system with silver lacquered saddles and slotted discs. And all of this is available with barely changed optics. The attached ones are an exception fender flares, there was a big one roof spoiler, a special one rear diffuser and as a gag you have the emblem of Mini to Wines changed. The cabin, on the other hand, has been radically changed. It became complete emptied and is among other things with an elaborate tubular frame, Cobra bucket seats including Schroth 5-point sports belts, Tilton Racing pedals, a digital one Display and a Sport steering wheel with LCD Display equipped.
countless partners have contributed
The Vini is a cooperation of the members of the British Performance Automotive Aftermarket Association, consisting of ED Motorsport, Litchfield Motors, Alcon, Tilton Engineering, Bilstein UK, Forge Motorsport, Goodridge, Aero Tec Laboratories (ATL), ITG, Cobra Seats, Lifeline, Racelogic , Syvecs, AiM Tech and Braid. But Powerflex has been in charge of building the Mini for a good 4 years and is looking forward to the presentation in Goodwood soon. Should we have more information about the changes on Wines received, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribed. Have fun looking at the many pictures (at the end of the post) and stay true to us!
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420 hp rear-wheel drive Mini Cooper V8
Image credit: Powerflex
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