It is not every day we get to see a proper customized MINI model, especially because of its architecture and design, which do not allow heavy mods, but in the right hands of a professional tuner, almost each model can be turned into an exquisite project.
The German based tuner Manhart Performance is celebrating 30 years of existence on the tuning market and decided to mark this special event by carrying out a daring project on a MINI Cooper JCW.
We all know that Manhart is amongst the least tuners to be interested in customizing MINIs and this one was indeed a real challenging project for the company.
This MINI Cooper John Cooper Works has received the tuner`s exquisite F300 package, meaning a power boost under the hood and a handful of mods carried out at the body style.
To properly fit the power boost, the aftermarket specialists had to take into account that the JCW is 100 kg heavier than its predecessor, so they had to replace the stock intercooler with a high-performance Wagner unit and introduce a remapped ECU.
This automatically led to a significant power boost from 231 horsepower to an impressive 300 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque.
Other noticeable changes that help the power boost refer to the fitting of a Remus stainless steel sports exhaust system with larger downpipe and valve control which reduce the backpressure and improve the engine`s sound.
But perhaps words are useless at this point, instead, you can feast your eyes on the small gallery photo below with the tuner`s latest work of art carried out on this gorgeous MINI Cooper JCW!