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Cooper S Diesel

  • Mini pickup with Cummins QSK78 3500-hp 12-turbo 78-liter V-18 diesel engine

     We've written before about the diesel-engined Mini Cooper D that's sold in Europe, but not in the U.S. We really like the idea of a clean-diesel Mini. And now for something completely different. How about a 3500-horsepower V-18 diesel Mini? Ummmm, yes. At this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed, the annual English event for fans of cars, engines, racing, and sheer automotive velocity, diesel engine-maker Cummins Ltd. unveiled this rather unusual conversion. It's an old-style Mini Pickup fitted with a 78-liter, 3500-horsepower Cummins QSK78, a 12-turbocharger diesel engine built for use in...

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