But at the same time I wanted to follow the line to create all my cars on a scale between 1/7.5 and 1/8.5. So if I wanted to make a small car, I had to choose a very small car, a mini car we ... doing a MINI!!
The final scale is 1/7.8, which is exactly the same as the Bugatti Veyron, and the final dimensions are only 23 studs wide, 49 long and 22.5 high. Looking this size I created a big scale car, but in mid-size :).
It has a 4-cylinder transverse front fake engine, and as a curiosity the order of the cylinders follows the same order as a real, not like 99% of MOCs and technic sets.
Of course it is front wheel drive like the Mini and steering with functional steering wheel.
And the best for the end, this little car has a secret under that little hood, it has 4-speed sequential gearbox. The size is only 11x10x8 studs.
With this gearbox I close the discussion about the sequential gearboxes are too big for use in medium-sized cars.
The sequencing mechanism is one of the many versions of the Porsche's gearbox discarded.
As you can see in this last picture all electrical components are in the bottom of the car under the seats to maximize interior space.
And to finish a little video:
More info and pictures in sheepo.es
I hope you like it!!
Edited by Sheepo, 14 November 2011 - 02:10 PM.