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Jet-powered Cooper completes testing
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 00:00
Andrew Pleszko's new jet MINI Cooper was recently spotted preparing for its public debut at Mini in the Park by taking part in a ‘Test & Tune’ day behind closed doors at Santa Pod Raceway.
Jet engine expert Andrew and his crew fitted the car with monitoring equipment as it successfully completed a controlled run on the famous quarter mile dragstrip. The Rolls-Royce Viper 203 engine will now be tweaked to add the crowd-pleasing trademark giant flame and vapour trail.
The Viper jet engine produces a massive 2,800lbs of thrust – enough to make the car capable of vertical take-off if it was stood on its end!
R50 MINI One and Cooper owners listen up. Vecchio Engineering has developed an induction kit using ITG’s Maxogen air filter, which is designed specifically to free your MINI from the size restriction imposed by the factory airbox.
Along with the air filter there is a specially-manufactured silicone hose which has been optimised for increased horsepower and torque. This kit, priced at £139, is designed to completely replace the factory airbox.
Also new from Vecchio is the Bilstein B12 complete spring and damper pro-kit, suitable for R56 Hatch models. They incorporate Bilstein’s world famous mono-tube technology and are backed by a comprehensive two-year warranty. Vecchio is offering a spectacular deal on this particular suspension kit for £399 so grab these while you can! Visit www.vecchio.co.uk or call 01234 343000 for more info.