Although MINI and Rolls-Royce have the same owner, these two British brands were never meant to share the same styling or performance. A Texas based tuning company name BMP Design was able to fit a Rolls-Royce Allison 250-C20B jet engine from a helipcopter in a Mini Cooper S sports car! You can only imagine what 420 horsepower and 400 ft-lbs of torque feels like in a lightweight car like a MINI. Driving this custom powerful machine must be a challenge, since the driver will have to balance the standard controls, along with the separate levers controlling the fast jet engine. Check out the video after the jump of what a car with a rocket engine sounds like, and see fire shooting out the roof.
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The German tuners from Schmidt Revolution typically specialize with alloy wheels, but have now released a fully tuned concept project on the MINI Clubman Cooper S called Streetworker. With the focus point being the new 18-inch Cirrus alloy rims, the company offers this fancy style in any color ranging from the matte blue to carbon black. They come wrapped in high performance Continental tires measuring 215/35R18, while the exterior of the car was wrapped in a matte blue foil wrap, and contrasting matte black roof finish. Completing the aesthetically appealing kit is a Streetec air suspension to drop the car up to 60 mm, while also being able to raise it 40 mm over the factory height. Engine tuning was performed on the MINI Cooper S to increase the output to 200 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque.
The German tuners at Nowack Motors have released an upgrade package for the Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper S JCW to make the mini sports car a blast to drive. The tuning company has released the kits in three stages, N210, N230, and N260, which each state the horsepower figures in their names. For the first stage of tuning, the Nowack engineers installed an ECU upgrade and a free flowing air filter to bring the number to 210 PS. The Mini Cooper N230 package gains an addition 20 horsepower from the remapped ECU and a new stainless steel exhaust system.
Fresh off the car tuning market is the Mini Cooper S by Prior Design, and it features several exterior modifications to make it one of a kind. Prior Design only focused on styling the Mini car, so they went with a body kit and a red and black color scheme that looks bold. The new body kit for the Mini Cooper S consists of many pieces, one being a new front bumper for 429 euros that allows swapping of the original fog lights. Along with the good looks, the front bumper increases airflow and adds an aggressive look for such a small sports car. Down the sides are new side skirts priced at 349 euros, and they deliver a smooth look from the front to the rear of the vehicle. Underneath is a diffuser that can be mounted center, right, or left of the exhaust system, and it is available for 419 euros.
Arden is a German car tuning company well known for modifying British cars, mainly Jaguars and Land Rovers. They are now expanding their business by reaching out to Mini lovers, and tuned this Mini Cooper S. Their first project is going to be tuning the S model based off their very own Cup race car, which will be racing in this year’s Mini Challenge. The driver, E. Piro will enjoy high quality materials like Connolly leathers, premium woods, and carbon fiber decorating the interior. What makes Arden special is that they process all these materials by hand in their upholstery department.