Electric Mini Cooper SE Gets A Hardcore Makeover

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The brash body kit is inspired by the John Cooper Works GP.

If the Cooper SE is too tame for you, Mini is cooking up a hotter version of the electric hatchback with sportier styling and a performance boost as the British automaker prepares to transform into an electric-only brand by the early 2030s. We got our first look at Mini's new hardcore electric hot hatch last week in a teaser image, so an official reveal shouldn't be too far away. This will most likely be the John Cooper Works version of the Cooper SE teased last year.

If you can't wait for Mini's new electric hot hatch to be unleashed, German tuner OctaneFactory has teamed up with Barracuda Racing Wheels to spice up the Cooper SE with a brash body kit inspired by the John Cooper Works GP.

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At the front, the tuner has fitted an aggressive front splitter and black grilles in front of the fog lights. There's also a new rear bumper and a prominent diffuser at the back along with a large rear wing. The custom Mini Cooper SE sits on 8.5×19-inch Barracuda wheels wrapped in 225/35 tires, while a KW coilover kit lowers the ride height.

A colorful wrap with Octane Factory branding rounds off the exterior modifications. The racy modifications continue inside, where you'll find black leather bucket seats and a rollbar. The rear seats have also been removed to save weight.

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While the cosmetic changes may fool you into thinking the customized Cooper SE has been given a massive performance boost, the powertrain has been left stock so it won't be setting any blisteringly quick lap times.

As standard, the Mini Cooper SE is powered by a 32.6 kWh battery pack that produces 181 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. This setup enables the electric hatchback to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 7.3 seconds and hit a limited top speed of 93.2 mph while covering up to 110 miles on a single charge according to the EPA. If you want more performance, you're going to have to wait for the electric Mini Cooper John Cooper Works to arrive.

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