MINI CooperMINI Cooper ClubmanMINI Cooper S

800.533.2210
M-Th 8am-7pm (Fri 6pm) Eastern
800.533.2210 M-Th 8am-7pm (Fri 6pm) Eastern
800.533.2210
M-Th 8am-7pm (Fri 6pm) Eastern 123
Thousands of parts in stock! Fast Delivery Best Price Guarantee Quality & Service About Us
Atlantic British Ships Fast!

All The MINI Parts You Need - In Stock!

Why wait longer than you need to for your MINI parts or accessories? Atlantic British has thousands of parts in stock and ready for delivery as soon as you place your order. From oil filters and wiper blades to steering and engine parts, all the items you need to repair and upgrade your MINI are in stock. We don't take your order and then order our inventory - the MINI parts and accessories you see in our online catalog are currently in our warehouse, ready to ship directly to you.

More info

Fast Delivery

We ship same-day on orders placed before 12:00pm eastern time, Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from both our East and West Coast Warehouses.

We ensure timely processing of your order, quick delivery times and very competitive shipping rates from UPS, FedEx and the US Postal Service

More info

Our Guarantee On Low Prices!

Atlantic British strives to bring you the BEST QUALITY parts at the BEST PRICE!

Show us a better retail price on the same brand part/item and style advertised on any other website or catalog and...

We'll match it!

Plus, we'll even take an additional 5% Off the matched price

More info
Store Policies

Quality & Service

Your satisfaction is our number 1 goal. It has been since Atlantic British started back in 1970. Whether you are a new customer looking for information about your MINI and which parts you need, or you are someone that has been relying on Atlantic British for years, we want you to be happy with both the parts and service you receive from us.

We appreciate your business.

0-60MPH In Under 4 Seconds?

Back to Main Page
Posted On: Mar 10, 2008 By: Category: MINI Cooper News

That famous “go-kart” feel to the MINI makes it seem like it’s going faster than it really is. But this MINI practically breaks the sound barrier!

How could you possibly get a MINI to do 0-60mph in under four seconds? The quarter mile in under twelve? (No, they didn’t drop it from an airplane!) OK, here’a hint: Base Vehicle price for a 2007 MINI Cooper S: $27,400. Price as Tested: $175,000 (est.)

That’s the bump-up charge for “enhancing” the stock engine with an additional Rolls Royce Allison C18 Jet Turbine engine. Our friends over at MC2 magazine tell us that Marine Turbine Technologies in Franklin, Louisiana is a company that actually specializes in adding jet turbines to cars and motorbikes. They simply stuck the additional engine – the same model that powers Bell Jet Ranger helicopters - between the front bucket seats and the rear hatch.

OK, it wasn’t quite that simple. They had to make a few modifications, of course. They built a 2x3-inch steel sub-frame, added a C-5 Corvette rear axle assembly and an inch-thick sound insulated partition between the driver and the turbine. The coolest addition, though, has to be the pair of turbine exhausts that poke noticeably through the roof. They’re even more noticeable when they start belching fire in rev mode like, say, at a stop light when you’re sitting next to a Porsche in the next lane.

Inside, the turbine’s throttle is controlled by a little hand control that looks kind of like something you’d squeeze to get Windex out of the bottle. It’s small, but a bit frightening, made all the more so when you see it lock into position. It also features a couple of digital readouts to keep the driver posted on the turbine’s performance – a redundant feature, when you think about it – and a couple of additional toggle switches; one to turn on the computerized system that monitors the turbine and one to power the turbine itself.

The downside of all this fun is that, while the stock engine runs at about 24-26 mpg, the turbine drank its diesel at the rate of about 0.5 mpg.

So it might be considered a little bit of an eccentricity, but consider this: business is booming in Franklin, Louisiana.

SIGN UP for the Latest Deals on MINI Parts & MINI News!

Please wait while we calculate your shipping cost.....

Parts Question?