FIREBALLED! Unleashes the Ultimate MINI!

Fireballed! Racing Press Release Fireballed! Racing revealed their latest project MINI, “The WIDOW” at the LA Auto Show to overwhelmed and shocked crowds. It is currently the World’s Most Powerful Street MINI, …period. Using products that were developed and tested through their race program, Fireballed designed a complete line of components and wild conversion kits that will be introduced this year. Combining Movie Car Designer (And host of CarTV.com) Fireball Tim’s concepts and Sport Compact Genius Hubie Fuh’s performance, The WIDOW is their vision of the ultimate MINI, thus achieving the concept of the “TOTAL TUNE.” “

“Our innovative products compliment each other and integrate seamlessly with the factory designed components, enhancing the driving experience,” says Fireballed! Executive VP Hubie Fuh.

The FIREBALLED! MAD MOD V Turbo Conversion Kit is the centerpiece of this insanely modified MINI and is capable of producing almost 500HP out of the original 1.6L engine. Stuffed with custom FIREBALLED! designed JE Pistons, ARP hardware, and topped with their CNC Stage 2 Race Head, the engine has proven to be unbelievably strong.

“Working with EXEDY Racing, we helped develop the current HYPER SINGLE Clutch and Flywheel assembly which handles all the abuse, while maintaining exceptional driveability,” comments Brian White, head of Operations. “The Quaiffe ATB Differential allows us to put the power down evenly.”

The custom designed stainless steel tubular manifold feeds the exhaust gases to the Garrett GT3071 ball bearing turbo. Boost is perfectly controlled via the TurboSmart eBOOST2 and low charge air temperatures are maintained with the custom FIREBALLED! MAD MOD Liquid to Air Barrel Intercooler. Custom return type fuel system featuring dual in-tank fuel pumps and boost dependent fuel pressure regulator insure that the upgraded fuel rail and 550cc RC Engineering Injectors have plenty of fuel on tap. Fuel management developed in conjunction with MYNES PERFORMANCE allows them to enjoy the full spectrum of performance from cruising around town with 350HP at 17PSI or racing with 500HP at 30+ PSI. Balance of power, braking, and handling is often overlooked, but not in this ridiculous “MEGA” MINI. Selecting components from Bilstein, HOTCHKIS Performance, M7, Power Flex, and IRELAND Engineering, the balance is maintained as all three areas work in harmony.

The interior treatments complement the custom black with red stitching on the JCW leather dash and console down tubes. RECARO TrendLine Seats provide much needed support and the four-point roll cage protects and adds support to the already stiff chassis. A plethora of electronics are needed to operate and monitor this beast. DEFI electronic boost, pressure, and temperature gauges relay vital engine data. Innovate wide band A/F gauges helps us maintain proper tuning via APEXi AFC Select, and the MSD DIS-2 Ignition provides the powerful spark necessary to light the mixture. When not in racing mode, the Pioneer AVIC-N1 and Infinity components provide a different level of entertainment.

The clean and “business like” theme flows along the exterior treatment as well. ARMAR Custom BodyWorks was responsible for blacking out the headlights, tail lights, and various chrome components as well as shaving the front and rear wipers and all unnecessary openings in the engine bay. AXIS Widetrack wheels with ridiculous 90MM polished lips give the MINI a muscular stance envisioned for Fireball Tim’s LUX Theme. Painted Aero Sideskirts, fender flares, cowl vents, and a carbon fiber front splitter complement the lines of the MINI. A virtually impossible to find JCW GP carbon fiber wing extends the body lines and provides much needed aerodynamic support.

Innovative design combined with outrageous performance clearly defines this latest project from FIREBALLED! RACING.

FIREBALLED! RACING, a division of FIREBALLED! INC., is a promotional and product development company in the automotive sport compact industry. In partnership with BMW NA/MINI USA, it promotes the new MINI Cooper platform in lifestyle and motorsport events. They have built and currently campaign the “World’s Fastest Race MINI,” setting the mark at 10.6 ET @ 132MPH in the quarter mile. They also have FIREBALLED! Limited Edition and Signature Performance Series MINI Coopers that are sold through select Dealerships. Working with over 50 sponsors, they have developed numerous programs and products that showcase the versatility of the MINI platform and their flexibility as one of the premiere vehicle designers and tuners.