Crazily modified Austin Se7en Van
The Mini MK1 Austin Se7en Van was produced between 1960 and 1961. The original car features a MK1 slatted grille, 10-inch wheels with 4-inch wide tires, an 848-cc engine, and double swinging doors at the back. The wheelbase of the car has been increased but the size engine bay is still the same with other MK1 Mini. However, this man, Roadrunner 45 from Hawthorn Woods, Illionious, has managed to place a LS1 engine into the engine bay of a 1966 Austin Se7en Van. He has created the “World’s quickest mini” project.
Outside, the car looks like an ordinary Austin van with a customized bodykit, 13-inch wheels, and it is painted in chili red. But who knows under the hood there is a crazy monster sitting inside? The 5.7-liter Generation III LS1 engine was rated at 350hp (260kW) and 495 Nm of torque. Some notable cars that use the same V8 engine are the 1997-2004 Chevrolet Corvette C5, Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, 2004 Pontiac GTO, and a few more the be named here. Now, it becomes the heart of a 1996 Austin Se7en Mini Van! Can you imagine that? A mere 350hp pushing a car that was built in 1966 and it was sold for £360 when new.
The creator of this car added a customized roll-cage to stiffen the body, redesign the seating positing, pedals, steering rack, and exhaust. Guess what? It has got a hi-cam inside the engine! As you can see from the photos the gearbox almost taken the entire space under the dashboard and there will be no room for air-conditioning, heater, or defrost. The footweels will get extremely hot too!
This monster, world’s quickest Mini project car, world’s most crazily modified classic Mini, or whatever you prefer to call it, is the only one with generation III LS1 engine out there based on our research.
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