How to turn a barrel roll survivor into a low-slung speedster

David S.
By David S. Wallens
May 11, 2023 | $2000 Challenge, Cooper, Mini, Mini cooper, Your Projects, Your Solutions

"No, Guac isn’t some factory prototype aerodynamic study with a raked windshield,” AxeHealey shared on the GRM forum. “Rather, Guac has the somewhat unusual distinction of being a running, driving and stopping car that has succeeded in a completing a barrel roll.”

The car already had a welded-in roll bar, oil cooler and some “nifty drop-in plastic door windows.” The smushed Mini Cooper was purchased for $675. The set of five Nardi road wheels cost another $200.

The solution: a $2000 Challenge entry involving more roll cage and less roof and windshield. “I’m still dreaming up what the final product is going to be, but one thing is for certain … It’s going to be very, very light.”

[This is what happens when budget builds compete against cars more than 10 times their value | $2000 Challenge recap]

See more of this build by visiting the I'm Bringing Guacamole to the Challenge in 2024 thread.

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AxeHealey GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/11/23 4:33 p.m.


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