Steve from Australia built himself a classic Mini powered by a Honda VTEC engine a few years ago and was proud of the work he did. However, it was a bit of a torque vectoring beast and just wasn’t great to drive. In addition, VTEC Mini swaps are being done nowadays. So he decided to build something different, completely on his own, in his garage, and he created one of the most impressive engine-swapped Minis I’ve ever seen by stuffing a Subaru WRX engine behind the front seats.
This makes it look a little raw, but Steve’s WRX-powered machine is anything but raw. He started with a bone stock Mini and stripped it down to his bare metal frame. Next, he worked out the dimensions to see if the turbocharged Boxer engine from the WRX would fit. To ensure that it was done properly, safely and legally, he consulted with an engineer throughout the construction and it paid off.