Reports from Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah indicate that a 1965 Morris Mini Cooper S has set a new land speed record for its class, reaching a top speed of 223.2 kmh or approximately 139 mph.
This figure shatters the previous mark of 210 kmh, the former land speed record for a 1000cc car. The super-powered Mini was engineered by “Project 64” a team of enthusiasts from Nelson, New Zealand who were able to generate $100,000 for the project thanks to several sponsorships from local businesses in their home town. The Mini took over a year to build, but the energy spent was evidently worth the effort.
The culture of motorsport is deeply ingrained in the Mini Cooper, and its diminutive stature only adds to the vehicle’s allure and popularity within the automotive community. The Mini has effectively adopted the identity of an underdog (need proof?), and has consistently proven itself a worthy challenger in all competitive arenas. This latest success at the Utah Salt Flats is just the latest feather in the cap of one of the most iconic car brands in the world.
SIGN UP for the Latest Deals on MINI Parts & MINI News!
Please wait while we calculate your shipping cost.....