This 350-HP Mini Cooper JCW GP Is A True One-Off

Tuning / Comments

You won't see any other Manhart Mini JCW GP with this color scheme.

With its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine generating 301 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque, the 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP is a pocket rocket. 0-62 mph takes just five seconds before the hot hatch maxes out at 165 mph, making the JCW the fastest road-going Mini ever made. A few months ago, Manhart took the high-performance hatchback to a new extreme with the GP3 F350, boosting the power, spicing up the styling, and tweaking the suspension.

If you wanted to have your F350 finished in a traditional British Racing Green shade, which some purists will argue is the only acceptable color choice for a track-focused Mini, we're afraid you're out of luck.

Manhart Performance
Manhart Performance

Traditionally, Manhart's custom cars are finished in a signature black color with gold accents, but one customer wanted their F350 painted in British Racing Green.

With only 3,000 examples rolling off the production line, the standard JCW GP will be an extremely rare sight on the road. To make it even more exclusive, this a bespoke model, so you won't see any other examples with the same color scheme. The eye-catching green body is contrasted with red accents and black alloy wheels with red accent lines. Enhancing the Mini Cooper JCW GP's sporty looks is a new rear wing and wider fenders.

13 Future Cars We Can't Wait To See On The Road
13 Future Cars We Can't Wait To See On The Road
Vaughn Gittin Jr Took Us For A Ride In The Insane Mustang Mach-E 1400
Vaughn Gittin Jr Took Us For A Ride In The Insane Mustang Mach-E 1400
Manhart Performance
Manhart Performance
Manhart Performance

Lowered springs bring the car 0.7 inches closer to the ground at the front and 0.5 inches at the rear, along with fully adjustable coilovers. The bespoke Mini Cooper JCW GP rides on 19-inch wheels with 235/30 ZR19 tires. As for the performance, Manhart has boosted the output from 301 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque to 350 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque by remapping the ECU and installing a new intercooler and cat-back exhaust system with a new gas particulate filter pipe.

Let's just hope whoever commissioned the car handles the F350 with care, unlike one unfortunate owner who crashed the regular JCW GP hot hatch after a mere 14 miles.

Manhart Performance
Manhart Performance
Manhart Performance
Manhart Performance

Join The Discussion