Set Your Mini Cooper Up for VTEC Performance!
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What is VTEC?Actually it is VTEC which stands for (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control). What it is though, is a system developed by Honda Motors to improve the volumetric efficiency of a four-stroke internal combustion engine. In other words, improve the economy of the car’s engine.
However, there are other benefits to a Vtec that Austin Mini owners love even more than fuel efficiency and that’s POWER. Honda’s VTEC engines seem to be made for Classic Minis.
Reasons to Install a Vtec Engine
- 1. It’s more powerful than the venerable A-series Classic Mini Engine.
3. It’s more powerful.
4. It’s more efficient.
5. And yes, it’s more powerful.
In fact, Car & Driver Magazine states: "The VTEC engine for a Mini Cooper is one of the fastest, and, um, furious-est, drives south of a Z06. Just look at the numbers from the one we tested-1792 pounds and a claimed 220 horsepower. The Honda engine was originally for the Acura Integra Type R and was rated for 195 horsepower."
Our Most Popular Vtec Kit?VTEC HONDA MTB ENGINE KIT FOR CLASSIC MINI COOPER (1959-2000)
All Things Vtec
Check out our Vtec Part Page for kits, hoses, subframes, etc. Everything you need to Vtec out Your Classic Mini.
Installing a Vtec Engine in Your Austin Mini CooperFirst, start with this article, "Installing a VTEC in a Classic Mini". It will thoroughly walk you through the steps you’ll need to take.
Drive a Right Hand Drive (RHD) Mini?
No, worries. We got you covered with our Classic Mini Right Hand Drive Steering Modification For VTEC Conversion Kit. This isn't a kit to change your Mini Cooper to Left Hand Drive, but to enable you to install a VTEC Engine in your Right Hand Drive Mini.
And For Fun....Watch this video, "Watch my Classic Vtec Mini Beat a Camero SS", to see the power of a Vtec. P.S. Fast forward to 2:00 so that you can get right to the part where the driver pulls up to the line. Worth watching.
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