That silver Mini Does have just about everything that you could change uprated! Plus before the owner started tuning it for autocrossing it weighed 2550lbs. Now it's down to like 22XXish. 250+ hp equal amount of torque, 275 front A comp tires, adjustable coil overs, uprated brakes and so on..... Miatas and CRX's do not own autocrosses. I've never had a stock Miata beat me in my stock e30. Mini's rule autocrosses period. I've never gone nose to nose with a CRX but no torque=no go out of slow turns. Unless it's modded but then we're not comparing apples to apples.
Also the Mini Driver is a very accomplished driver as he's gone through the Trillium Driver education program start to finish.
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