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Old 12-23-2015, 12:50 PM   #1
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Which is faster? A Mustang or a Mini?



Funniest race I've ever seen. Enjoy!
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Darn good thing that the Mustang had that front stretch. Alex Issigonis should be VERY proud though.......the Mini's surprised the heck out of me, staying with the Mustangs the way they did. Every corner, you could tell how much later they were braking and how much more speed they were carrying through the corner. AMAZING little cars on 10 inch wheels!
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The first generation Minis were pretty amazing on the road courses!
That was an excellent demonstration of how horsepower isn't always a huge advantage when corners are involved.
It looked like the Mustang that won was out there having a good time dicing around with the second-place Mini.

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That Mini, stock, weighs in at 2600 lbs. Putting 250 hp in that bug would make it accelerate like a rocket.
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I know the video was road racing but anyone whos been to enough drag strips has seen a big block stuffed into a tiny car and its pretty crazy. 454 in a Gremlin is one that comes to mind...
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That was really fun to watch! Nice race.


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The Mini Mark 1 actually weighed about 1300 lbs. They were kinda like a go-kart with a roof!
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I know the video was road racing but anyone whos been to enough drag strips has seen a big block stuffed into a tiny car and its pretty crazy. 454 in a Gremlin is one that comes to mind...
People have been swapping big engines into small chassis since after World War1, when large displacement aviation engines became available for cheap as surplus.
About 16 years ago, Hot Rod magazine built a 500 cubic inch Cadillac powered Chevette, with the intention of building a car that would run 11's for less than $2000.
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People have been swapping big engines into small chassis since after World War1, when large displacement aviation engines became available for cheap as surplus.
About 16 years ago, Hot Rod magazine built a 500 cubic inch Cadillac powered Chevette, with the intention of building a car that would run 11's for less than $2000.
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You remember the Termi swapped RWD Focus that got built in like 2004 or 2005? THAT was a sick car...

Also the the "big 3" were doing the big engine/little car back in the muscle car era right from the Factory. Roadrunner, Nova etc...
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