• Oct 14, 2006


Way back in October of last year, you might recall seeing a post about Fireball Tim's flame surfaced (the paint, not the design) MINI dragster. At the time, the FTR MINI came out to the Los Angeles County Raceway and blew threw the 1,320 in 11.26 seconds with a trap speed of 121.1 MPH. He and his team mused that with a little more tweaking and the right venue, they could bring down their ET well within the ten-second realm. They've done just that and have the video to prove it.

Weighing in at one ton and shoveling copious quantities of compressed air into a relatively stock motor, Tim's team were able to consume the quarter in a scant 10.6 seconds at 128.5 MPH. The M600 continues to carry the destinction of the world's fastest new MINI and if you haven't already, be sure to check out Tim's blog here.

[Source: Motoring File]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      C'mon, at least tell us what they did to the Mini to make it that fast!
      • 8 Years Ago
      @ #4

      Money. It is not a matter of how, but more about how much. Throw enough money, you will get it done. Thats why it is stupid.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Z-cars supply a kit for the old mini. You can fit either a R1 yamaha engine, a hayabusa engine or a turbo charged hayabusa engine. Some of the R1s get a quarter mile 11 sec at 130mph. They are chain driven rear wheel drive.
      The turbo'd hayabusa pushes 400bhp at the crank, with a 0-60mph in 3.4 sec, terminal speed of 130 mph and power to weight ratio of 615 bhp/tonne.
      That's a car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who cares about drag racing? Alot of people, it's sort of the reason why just about every car magazine tests their cars in the 1/4 mile.

      It's a pretty cool car. I just wish they would have shown the drag race without all of the other crap inbetween.

      As for the race track... It says in the article that the racetrack is Los Angeles Raceway, but being from the NJ area I'm certain that the track in that vid was Etown Raceway in Oldbridge NJ.