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Old 1st July 2010, 09:41   #1
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Default Insane: Classic Austin Mini gets a 78,000 cc V18 Cummins diesel engine

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If you visit this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, make sure you stop by Cummins' stand to check out this one-of-a-kind Austin Mini with a unique engine-swap. In case you didn't notice, there's a colossal engine sitting just behind the passenger compartment on the classic Mini's stretched platform.
Cummins, an independent maker of diesel engines, fitted its biggest powerplant on one of the smallest cars around. The QSK78 diesel engine, which is used to power mining industry dump trucks capable of carrying 360 tonnes, is a 78-liter, 18-cylinder monster with 12 turbochargers producing 3,500HP (take that Veyron) at 1,900 rpm and 10,157 lb-ft / 13,771Nm of peak torque at 1,500 rpm.
Weighing in at over 11 tonnes (24,912 lbs), the V18 unit measures an astonishing 3,327mm (131-in.) in length, 1,633mm (65.5-in.) in width and 2,429mm (95.6-in) in height.
"We never like to let a challenge go by unanswered so we got to thinking maybe we could fit the QSK78 into an original Austin Mini," said Steve Nendick, Cummins' Communications Director. " It proved to be a bit tricky to fit under the bonnet but our engineers came up with a more creative solution. We're certain that the Goodwood crowd will have difficulty believing what they are seeing", he added.
No word from Cummins on whether or not the V18 diesel actually motivates the Mini, but we wouldn't bet on it.
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What in the World!

That's probably the most insane thing I've seen! So much for being a 'Mini'! I'd like to see how it handles around the bends!
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Now they can happily invite that 'fancy pants' Porsche for a drag!
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Insane is an understatement here. I wonder what the FE will look like?
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All that Horse power will not make it any faster than the original mini.
What about the other components of the drive train, how can those puny tires handle 3500 HP.
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sid, you are fast. I just read this news in twitter and rushed here and there you go.
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The tires will be spinning for half an hour before the car has moved an inch!
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Forget about the insane and the FE.
How many tonnes of Steel they would have used to re-inforce the chassis?
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