- Jul 28, 2009
The all-wheel drive Mini has arrived... sorta [w/VIDEO]
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]