Mini Cooper S with a Turbo V8

2004 Mini Cooper S with a Turbo Chevy V8

This 2004 Mini Cooper S and it’s owner Stephen stopped by the Hoonigan’s Donut Garage to makes some noise, smoke, and even some flames. You might remember the project from our previous article when it was for sale earlier this year. The tiny rocket is powered by a turbocharged 350 ci Chevy V8 that produces … Read more

Project Binky Episode 16

Project Binky Mini with a Celica AWD swap episode 16

There doesn’t seem a better way to start the weekend than with a long-awaited Project Binky video. The very talented Bad Obsession Motorsport team continues work on their modified Mini with a Toyota Celica GT-Four powertrain. In this episode the team works on the power steering, front clip hinge system, and heater. Source: Bad Obsession … Read more

For Sale: 2004 Mini Cooper S with a Turbo Chevy V8

2004 Mini Cooper S with a Turbo Chevy V8

This 2004 Mini Cooper S is for sale on Craigslist in San Diego, California with an asking price of $6,950 OBO or trades. The little car was converted to RWD and powered by a turbocharged 350 ci Chevy small-block V8 that produces 600 horsepower. Behind that is a TH350 three-speed automatic transmission and Toyota 4Runner … Read more

Mini with a Honda B18C

Mini with a Honda B18C inline-four

This classic Mini was built by Gildred Racing in Santa Barbara, California. They specialize in Honda-powered Mini conversions. Under the hood of this particular Mini sits a 1.8 L B18C inline-four taken from an Integra Type R connected to a Y1 five-speed manual transmission. These engines are good for 200 horsepower and 133 lb-ft of … Read more

Project Binky Episode 15

Project Binky Mini with a Celica AWD swap episode 15

It’s been three months since the last Project Binky episode but it is always worth the wait. If you haven’t been following the series they are installing a Toyota Celica GT-Four powertrain into a modified Mini. And when I say modified I really mean modified. In this episode the team fabricates some braces and works … Read more

For Sale: Custom Mini Cooper with a Mid-Engine V8

Custom 1978 Mini Cooper with a Mid-Engine 350 V8

This custom 1978 Mini Cooper is for sale in Hamilton, Ontario with an asking price of $18,000 CAD (about $13,339 USD). The Mini rides on a custom tube chassis with disc brakes and adjustable coilover suspension. The car is now RWD with the modified powertrain sitting in the back of the car. Power comes from … Read more