A UK suspension specialist will present a unique V8-powered Mini project at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Powerflex will demonstrate the Vini, a Mini version approved for the road which gets 414 hp from the naturally aspirated The 4.0 liter ‘S65’ engine of the BMW M3 Mk5.
The Vini is based on BMW’s first (R53 generation) Mini cooper s and has a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Its entire floor plan was modified to sit on a modified Subaru Impreza STi subframe, mounted by Powerflex’s polyurethane bushings. The hubs are suspended from custom MacPherson struts.
“Vini the Powerflex V8 Mini is an iron fist in a velvet glove: a completely usable and road-legal work of engineering art that’s as comfortable on a track as it is on the road,” said Powerflex. .
“With 414 hp offered in a short wheelbase body that tips the scales at just over 1,300 kg, Vini has the ability to push the limits of physics with its Toyo Proxes R888R track tires.”
The car has been under construction for four years and is about to enter its track testing phase. He will not face the famous hill climb of the festival but will be presented with his team of engineers.
Powerflex claims that the Vini “represents the combined strengths of the members of the Performance Automotive Aftermarket Association”, showcasing the skills, ingenuity and products available in the UK tuning industry, as several teams were involved in its design. and its construction.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-07 14:09:31