The 2002 Mini Cooper S is powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine with an output of 163 horsepower — a pretty high number for such a tiny car. That said, why be satisfied with just one 1.6-liter engine, when you can have two?
Like this particular Mini Cooper, which was prepared by Jacques Andres and reviewed in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. This car was specially designed to run the 25 Hour of Thunderhill Endurance Race and is powered by two 1.6-liter, supercharged four-cylinders sending power to all four wheels.
The two engines develop a total of 500 horsepower and each engine can be operated individually, or simultaneously, but each needs to be started separately.
Check out the video to see what Jay Leno thinks about this very cool Mini Cooper. As usual he pushed the car to its limits to see how good it really is.