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Upgrading your Classic Mini (1959-2000) to utilize the Honda VTEC engine has never been easier. Options with other Honda motors also available. Ask the experts at Minimania.com
VTEC K Series Honda Engine Conversion Kit For Classic Mini Cooper

VTEC K Series Honda Engine Conversion Kit For Classic Mini Cooper

VTEC K Series Honda Engine Conversion Kit For Classic Mini Cooper
Part No: MT510000
Specially Priced. Discounts Do Not Apply.
Fits the following:
Classic Mini
What is a VTEC K Series Conversion Kit

We would like to introduce to you our new MTK Kit. The MTK Series was designed to install Honda’s newer K Series engine into the Classic Mini (1959-2000), upgrading the Classic Minis A-Series engine with today’s most trusted engines built by Honda. With nearly six times the horsepower of a stock Mini 850, you might understand one good reason for the swap. Reliability and knowing that your car will crank and run in any condition is another great reason. Have fun with your Classic Mini.
Mini Mania has taken all of the headaches out of this engine swap by developing the MTK subframe. Specifically designed for the Mini and the Honda K20 engine, the MTK subframe mounts directly to the Mini using the two stock Mini tower front subframe mounting bolts, then the Honda engine mounts directly to the subframe using the hardware and brackets that are supplied with the Kit. It is as simple as that!

What Comes With This Kit

The MTK Kit comes with the upper and lower suspension arms. And, they are custom made just for the MTK Kit, so no more 1959 antique suspension on your Mini. Our new kit also comes with the axle shafts that you will need to cross over your Mini CV joint to the Honda joint. Other items included as well (photo Coming Soon). The All New MTK Series Kit from Mini Tec means out with the old slow bumpy ride and in with the new smooth Super Fast ride! MTK Kit Includes: MTK Subframe, RH and LH Upper Suspension Arms, RH and LH Adjustable Lower Suspension Arms, Engine Mounting Brackets, Transmission Mounting Brackets, 2 Custom Hybrid Chromoly 400hp Axle Shafts , Replacement Steering Arms (these arms are extended for better control at high speeds), Detachable Cross-member Bar for extra strength, and all of the Hardware and Instructions that you will need for the Honda K20 Installation. All subframes come in black.

Reasons To GO VTEC

It’s more powerful than the venerable A-series Classic Mini Engine.

  1. - It’s more reliable than a rebuilt Classic Mini Engine.
  2. - It’s more powerful.
  3. - It’s more efficient.
  4. - 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."

What Goes Into a VTEC Conversion

Check out a series of videos all about these Mini Cooper VTEC conversions!


What If I Have a Right Hand Drive 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.

Does the conversion kit that makes an Austin Mini front-wheel drive for all-wheel drive work with a k series engine or does this kit only work with b series engine?
The AWD rear subframe will allow you to run AWD in your MINI using CR-V parts.. they will work with both K series and B series engines.

Mini Mania Tech Team

The Classic Mini Parts and Accessories Experts

Hi, Will this fill normal round nose mini or do i need extended front end? Regards
All of the K series kits will need an extended front end which we offer.

Hope that helps.

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