Visitors to this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will have some amazing machinery on which to feast their eyes but none more unusual than the exhibit which greets them on the stand of Cummins, the world’s largest independent maker of diesel engines.
The engine (codenamed QSK78), normally used for mining dump trucks, was fitted to the car after a request by a Mini owner who saw the engine on display at a previous show. Boasting a capacity of 78-litres the V18 engine develops 3,500bhp and 10,325lb.ft of torque. The Cummins Mini also has 12 turbochargers. Cummins is one of the largest independent manufacturers of diesel engines and currently provides engines for US car maker, Dodge, among others.

3,500-bhp Mini Cummins Diesel for Goodwood Festival 01
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