Great stuff, thanks! I like the turbo kit however I highly doubt it can make 275hp with 10 psi of boost in a 1.6 motor. 8-10 psi on that motor with no internal mods and an intercooler should make a solid 200hp. That would be very nice in a 2350 lb. car!
The general rule is that for every 1 psi of intercooled boost equals roughly 10bhp for small displacement motors. The Mitsu turbine they are using is efficient and with the right air/fuel mix and free flowing intake and exhaust I would say 12bhp per psi is realistic. That would yeild about 235bhp!
A Mini with that kind of power should be cabable of 0-60 times in the mid to high 5 second range. Sounds good to me!
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