How can you swap a suzuki hayabusa engine into a classic mini cooper?

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it can be done, but is very expensive, i.e= custom motor mounts, ecu, tranny, drive axle, you could transfer all your gauges from a busa bike. i would contact someone via internet that has done a kit car. it would be cheaper to go to your local junk yard with busa size specs and find a body you like, in reality it would take a master machanic like 3-6 weeks to make a swap into your coop, and that coop is pricey. if i had to drop a est off hand it would run you 10 to 16k usd. rad idea though. also 1.3 busa hits 180hp as of 08 n 09, your cooper has more at the wheel bud 208hp? if you want to have more power buy a chip $175 and have some one pull your limiters and restricters $150 now you will push 230 turbo that for a grand now you will hit close to 300. that car doesnt need more than that on a street, consider your weight as for as much hp you put in it, those cars wiegh nothing, also busa kit cars and smart busas only go so fast because they wiegh in so light. i mean a good kit wieghs 1500bls with a driver in it with 180 hp each horse is pushing 8.3 bls if you got your coop to 300hp you push 7.6 bls..


the above is correct, it is expensive but worth evry penny! you could buy a kit from a company called z-cars in the UK for £5350. the kit includes the following;
  • Anti intrusion / crash bar which has brackets for fixing the radiator
  • Alloy and plastic radiator with cap and fan switch
  • Aluminium shock absorbers and springs adjustable for ride height and damping complete with brackets to fit front sub frame
  • Full bolt in roll cage MSA Approved
  • Gear lever and cable
  • Fully rose jointed rear suspension arms adjustable for toe and camber
  • Differential (open)
  • Drive shafts
  • Chain adjuster with rose jointed adjusting system
  • Chain and sprockets
  • Hand brake cable and brackets
  • Rear brake discs and calipers
  • Engine Mounts and Cradles (can be changed at a later date if wanted)
  • Aluminium rear shock absorbers and springs adjustable for ride height and damping
  • Side exit 4-2-1 full stainless system and racing noise approved stainless silencer allows engine and drive to be lower giving better centre of gravity

naturally you will need to purchase a busa motor and you will need to have a good solid mini shell.
in addition to the above there are numerous optional extras available;
  • Left Hand Drive £500
  • A 3HP electric reverse system for £375
  • Limited slip differential for £350 - Full race plate type £625
  • Aluminium bulkhead kit consists of 7 pieces shaped to fit, 4 are permanently fixed to the car, 3 are easily removed for servicing for £500
  • Plug in wiring harness and modifications to std motorcycle loom for £300
  • Aluminium radiator header tank £80
  • Silicone hoses & radiator plumbing kit inc aluminum pipes clips etc for £200
  • Trickshifter Full power Gearshift also Blips throttle on way down the gears £520
  • Alloy Race tank for multiple downshift to suit Trickshifter £55.00
  • Gear Indicator £160
  • Power commander £220 - 08 Busa
  • Anti roll bars front / rear inc droplinks & mounts road spec £150
  • Anti roll bars front / rear adjustable race spec inc alloy drop links alloy mounts etc £310
  • Tubular front subframe, this is a direct replacement for any REAR WHEEL DRIVE Mini.
  • It features inboard aluminum rose jointed shock absorbers adjustable for damping and ride height, these are operated with pushrods from the double wishbones. Both the top and bottom wishbones are fully rosejointed and adjustments to caster, toe and camber are easily achieved on the car. The subframe accepts Z Cars aluminum fuel tank and radiator and can be retro fitted to an existing bike engined kit. It utilizes the Mini steering rack*, uprights, wheel hubs etc and comes completes with a throttle pedal adapting lever fixed to the frame ready to accept your original throttle cable. Fully powder coated to our usual standard * which now mounts to the subframe which eliminates all bump steer etc £1220.00
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