German tuner Manhart has been customizing cars for 30 years. To celebrate this important milestone in its history, the company presented the MINI Cooper JCW F300 project.
Manhart is known for its particular interest for BMW cars. The F300 personalization package fits the latest MINI John Cooper Works (F56), the flagship performance MINI. Main point of focus for Manhart was the car’s weight. Despite its more efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine outputting a firm 231 hp, the car is a substantial 114 kg heavier than its predecessor from 2009. Manhart introduced a remap of the four-cylinder engine and replaced the standard intercooler with a more efficient Wagner unit. The change of the stock exhaust and the enhanced KW Variant 3 coilover suspension kit are other important operated technical upgrades.
Visually Manhart did not hold back and puts the quick MINI cooper in a quite eccentric jacket. 19-Inch gold-painted multispoke alloy wheels play a large role in the MINI’s distinctive looks. The car’s base coat is a “British Racing Green” paint complimented by a gold decal set to match the car’s wheels. On the inside Manhart have focused on creating a luxury atmosphere. The car’s seats are covered with upholstered luxury leather and alcantar in combination with gold outline stitching.