2006 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works GP Tuning Kit
(from MINI Press
Sometimes less is more. For example when it comes to less weight in
a particularly sporting car. Which explains why the MINI Cooper S
with the John Cooper Works GP Kit is approximately 50 kilos or 110
lb lighter than the “standard” model. Together with an increase in
engine power to 160 kW/218 hp for top speed of 235 km/h or 146 mph,
this strictly limited special model offers a standard of
performance once again significantly better than the performance
data of the most powerful MINI available from the factory so far,
the MINI Cooper S with its John Cooper Works GP Tuning Kit.
1.6-litre compressor engine developing 160 kW/218 hp.
The unique MINI CHALLENGE Racing Series has been thrilling
enthusiasts and racing fans in Germany and many other countries
the world over
since 2004. The MINI racing cars entered in these exciting events
feature the 1.6-litre compressor engine of the MINI Cooper S boosted
to an even higher level of output by the John Cooper Works Tuning
Kit. In the production
model available from every MINI Sales Partner and naturally covered
by the full works warranty, the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit
increases engine output to an impressive 154 kW/210 hp.
Modifications to the intercooler on the compressor and the
electronic engine management increase engine output on the MINI
Cooper S with the John Cooper Works GP Kit to 160 kW/218 hp clearly
symbolised by the throaty sound of the twin-pipe sports exhaust.
High-performance brake system and sports suspension from John Cooper Works.
An essential feature of the John Cooper Works GP Kit is the sports suspension with components carefully matched to the greater power of the engine. Even firmer springs and stronger dampers enhance the outstanding agility of the MINI Cooper S with its John Cooper Works GP Kit particularly in bends and on winding roads. The high-performance brake system with 16-inch inner-vented discs, in turn, ensures optimum deceleration and short stopping distances, red-painted brake callipers on the front wheels providing a particularly visual highlight. Low-profile tyres and 18-inch light-alloy rims developed especially for the MINI Cooper S with the John Cooper Works GP Kit are further standard features. Through their lower weight, these wheels reduce the car’s unsprung masses and at the same time enhance the sporting performance of the MINI Cooper S with the John Cooper Works GP Kit.
Special aerodynamic package and exclusive colour scheme.
The MINI Cooper S with its John Cooper Works GP Kit also features
an exclusive Aerodynamics Package. New highlights are the front and
rear air dams, the extra-low side-sills, and the underfloor cover.
The roof spoiler
with its wing profile, in turn, is already featured in a similar
configuration on some of the cars raced in the MINI CHALLENGE.
The Aerodynamics Package significantly improves the car’s drag
coefficient and downforces both front and rear, benefiting both the
top speed of the
MINI Cooper S and its driving behaviour at high speeds.
The first production MINI with only two seats.
The purist interior of the MINI Cooper S with its John Cooper Works
GP Kit exudes more than just a “touch” of motorsport. But at the
same time driving and riding in the new model is not only more
sporting and dynamic, but
also more comfortable, both the driver and passenger enjoying sports
from Recaro, the renowned German specialist, offering perfect side
support, adjustable thigh support and integrated seat heating. The
seats themselves are finished in finest Panther Black leather, with
red seams again providing a dynamic and sporting contrast.
Wide range of standard equipment.
The wide range of standard equipment boasted by this particularly
sporting special version of the MINI leaves virtually nothing to be
from the special components of the John Cooper Works GP Kit (power
unit, suspension, Aerodynamics Package), this special model also
comes as standard with an on-board computer, air conditioning
(no-cost option) and velours footmats. Leather sports seats by
Recaro, a radiator complete with CD player (Boost model), the
leather sports steering wheel with multi-function buttons, a Lights
Package as well as sundim glazing on the rear side windows and the
rear window are all standard. Electronic DSC Dynamic Stability
Control is available as a non-cost option.