Minker 3 was conceived in 2016 as a successor to Minker 2, the Turbo Technics Sierra which had been run very successfully in sprints and hillclimbs over a 21 year life.
With the intention to run it in Time Attack as well as sprint/hillclimb, the specification had to be carefully planned. The engine had to be based on the Ecoboost 2.3, but as transmission was free it was decided to use the EVO X transmission fitted with a Pfizer 5-speed dog gear set and pneumatic paddle shift, with an active centre differential.
A suspension design would be developed to optimise geometry based around cast uprights of TT manufacture, and high braking capacity would be incorporated cater for circuit use. The suspension would be fully adjustable.
The engine would need a minimum of 600 BHP with good torque and drivability.