• Jul 28, 2009
The Mini Tec AWD Mini – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you want a chunky Mini CUV, you don't need to wait for the Mini Countryman – you can have this Frankenstein'd love child of a vintage Mini and a Honda engine and all-wheel drive powertrain instead. The folks at Mini Tec have bolted a Honda B20 engine up front, and then they went and built a custom subframe to house all-wheel-drive gubbins blagged from a CR-V.

The result is a stripped-out, widened Mini that rockets off the line and can even do tricks in the snow on Yokohama slicks. If you're interested in buying one, you need to provide the Honda guts and Miata parts – and the Mini. The rest – the custom fabricated subframe, body panels and A-arm suspension will run you $2,695. Check out the high-res gallery below and a video after the jump.



[Source: Super Fast Minis via Speedhunters]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder how the Honda drivetrain will hold up over time and use especially w/ a steroid-induced B20
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the pictures and everything, except the crappy song in their video...
      • 5 Years Ago
      i have heard that the honda systems starting with 'real time' awd on the civic wagon are all very hard to break.

      that is one reason i wonder if these systems could make good component cars because the drivetrain will outlast the body of many of these hondas.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i wonder if a component car with a cr-v as a donor car could make a sort of off road sports car?
      • 5 Years Ago
      So...for 10-15k you could have a crap-your-pants-fast awd pint-sized demon...?

      Tempting, very tempting.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder what bits they use from a Miata?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Rear lower control arms so far that I can see.
      • 5 Years Ago
      K20A in the BACK baby
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is one of the coolest cars I have ever seen. I SO want that!

      So awesome!

      ..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Car & Driver tested one of Superfastminis cars, a canary yellow one. That car wasn't blown on in any way and scared the bejeezers out of the tester. All that was lacking was traction otherwise it would've beaten a Z06 corvette to 60 mph. This car would redefine anyone's definition of quick.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too awesome for words, and 3 grrr isn't terrible if you can get the rest of the parts from a salvage yard. The classic Mini body though, good luck getting that cheap.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That tube frame is a work of art & the whole pkg reflects the joy of creatvity.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks like entirely too much fun
        • 5 Years Ago
        ok...after further investigation, its not this car making 395 bhp, its a totally different supercharged k20 swap. Mr. Ramsey, u may wanna update your post.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i call shenanigans. i've seen quite a few b series builds in my lifetime, and unless things have really changed that much in the past 4-5 years that i've strayed from it, there's no way in hell you'd make 395 from an obviously non boosted NA motor. unless i'm blind, i see no plumbing for a SC or turbo (duh) but nothing for a significant nitrous shot either. even w/ the most aggressive CR, and lumpiest of cam profiles there's no way in hell they're making 395 (even at the flywheel) on that build.
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