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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R Mini Rover Heart

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Not infrequently there are automotive enthusiasts who modify Mini Rover. Some people even do swap engine (engine swap) on the tiny car, like the 1981 Mini Rover.

Quoted from rideapart.com, in the hands of AMT Machine Shop from British Columbia, the Mini machine was replaced with a machine from motor superbike, namely Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in 1999.

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The original Mini engine also happened to have a capacity of 1,000 cc with an inline four-cylinder construction. So, the dimensions are not much different from the ZX-10R.

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However, the resulting sound will certainly be very different. This is because the standard Mini engine does not exceed 100 tk. While the ZX-10R, its power reaches 175 tk.

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Adam Trinder, the modifier, moved the engine backward. So, the rear seat must be sacrificed and of course the roar of the engine sound fills the cabin.

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To keep the engine from getting air intake, Adam used two long hoses connected to a perforated glass.

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Engine power is channeled directly to the rear wheels. The sequential transmission is still installed, but the control is changed using a long lever.

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Adam retained the original speedometer and placed it on the dashboard. Several other instrument clusters compatible with the machine are also attached.

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For maximum tire grip, Adam lowered the suspension and widened the wheelbase. It looks like an overfender has also been embedded in this car. In addition, it is also equipped with a spoiler on the rear of the roof.

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Even though the engine is more powerful, Adam doesn’t want to be half-hearted. Some parts have used carbon fiber, such as the front hood, dashboard and rear hood.

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Now, the maximum speed of this tiny car is believed to be able to penetrate 250 kilometers per hour.

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