Rusty_Rabbit84
Rusty_Rabbit84 HalfDork
7/27/09 3:14 p.m.

oh my god, i want to build one now... is it a CRV drivetrain?

JFX001
JFX001 Dork
7/27/09 3:25 p.m.

Yep, I believe that Mini Tec rolled that out this past Spring. They had a couple of early vid's of it going through snow (though not much snow).

Looks pretty sweet, I'd like to see what paint job they put on it.

EricM
EricM HalfDork
7/27/09 3:27 p.m.

LOL Awesome!

Autolex
Autolex Reader
7/27/09 3:53 p.m.

That is freaking amazing, I want one NOW!

dyintorace
dyintorace Dork
7/27/09 4:00 p.m.

I'm no chassis expert, but it looks like it would be nose heavy. Is that not the case?

fiat22turbo
fiat22turbo SuperDork
7/27/09 5:10 p.m.

Uhm, it is a FWD based car, by definition they nose heavy. Stiffen the rear enough and you can drive via throttle!

Keith
Keith SuperDork
7/27/09 6:07 p.m.

My Mini had about 62% front weight, stock. Well, mostly stock. With the extra drivetrain in the rear, this one might actually improve on that.

If you'd come to the Mitty, you would have seen some of those VTEC Minis in person If my A-series gives out, I'll look at the option. Unfortunately, they don't seem to package well in a RHD roundnose without extending the front of the car.

AWD Mini is super-cool!

carguy123
carguy123 Dork
7/27/09 6:58 p.m.

That is so wrong!

wlkelley3
wlkelley3 HalfDork
7/27/09 7:32 p.m.

That's why I want to see an Austen America done like that. It is, after all, just an oversized Mini. I think it would fit better.

Hasbro
Hasbro HalfDork
7/27/09 8:10 p.m.

Anyone know what kind of seats they are?

Carson
Carson HalfDork
7/27/09 8:19 p.m.
Hasbro wrote: Anyone know what kind of seats they are?

They look like Jeg's High Backs to me.

http://www.jegs.com/p//JEGS-Pro-High-Back-Race-Seats-Seat-Covers/763085/10002/-1

ultraclyde
ultraclyde New Reader
7/27/09 8:26 p.m.

holy gawd in hev'n that's COOL!

rustysteel
rustysteel New Reader
7/27/09 8:54 p.m.

I want it, I'm sure it's a blast to drive. Could be a nice all weather car for our Canadian winters!

BAMF
BAMF Reader
7/27/09 10:09 p.m.

I was pretty impressed, but then I saw the last two pictures of the PTO and the rear diff. Awesome.

porksboy
porksboy Dork
7/27/09 10:17 p.m.

I almost blacked out from lack of blood to my brain. That is auto pron my friend.

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 Dork
7/28/09 6:27 a.m.

Mmmm.... Diamond Star Racing wheels?

The Brown Stig
The Brown Stig SuperDork
7/28/09 7:14 a.m.
JFX001 wrote: Yep, I believe that Mini Tec rolled that out this past Spring. They had a couple of early vid's of it going through snow (though not much snow). Looks pretty sweet, I'd like to see what paint job they put on it.

Paint?

Screw that!

Leave it as it sits and tell everyone it's so fast that paint won't stick.

RossD
RossD Reader
7/28/09 7:30 a.m.

Have you guys seen the episode of MegaWorld: Sweden? A group of engineers from Getrag built a AWD system for the new Minis and were testing it there in the Artic Circle. Minute: 30m:49s

JFX001
JFX001 Dork
7/28/09 7:31 a.m.
The Brown Stig wrote:
JFX001 wrote: Yep, I believe that Mini Tec rolled that out this past Spring. They had a couple of early vid's of it going through snow (though not much snow). Looks pretty sweet, I'd like to see what paint job they put on it.

Paint?

Screw that!

Leave it as it sits and tell everyone it's so fast that paint won't stick.

Point taken.

MrJoshua
MrJoshua SuperDork
7/28/09 8:12 a.m.

So even in a 4WD Honda powered Mini-the answer is still Miata!

Luke
Luke Dork
7/28/09 8:22 a.m.

Very, very cool. I bet it pulls some FAST lap times.

DWNSHFT
DWNSHFT Reader
7/28/09 8:44 p.m.

Very cool. But I can only ask, front crumple zone?

David

maroon92
maroon92 SuperDork
7/28/09 8:53 p.m.
DWNSHFT said: Very cool. But I can only ask, front crumple zone?

do kneecaps "crumple"?

zipty842
zipty842 New Reader
7/28/09 8:59 p.m.
93celicaGT2 wrote: Mmmm.... Diamond Star Racing wheels?

Those are Aeros

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