The BMW MINI is a spectacular reincarnation of the classic Mini Cooper. The combination of its short wheel base, rigid chassis, light weight and BMW’s engineering results in a car which handles exceptionally well straight from the factory.
While the stock design makes some compromises for the masses, the MINI provides an excellent platform for the enthusiast; the right upgrades can transform its performance to nothing short of phenomenal.
The John Cooper Works Kit offered by the MINI USA is a fine upgrade which steps up the performance of the MINI. As a factory offering, you can be assured it is well engineered and carefully tested. However, as a factory offering, it is also relatively conservative. At present, MINI USA does not offer upgrades beyond the JCW kit.
There is an alternative. For those seeking maximum performance, Mini Mania offers a variety of upgrades to take performance well past the JCW Kit.
Mini Mania offers an upgradeable Stage II kit which outperforms the JCW kit – delivering 215 HP compared to JCW’s 200 HP – at about HALF the price! Components from Mini Mania can be mixed and matched to meet your specific requirements. All Mini Mania products are thoroughly tested on the track and the streets with our fleet of test vehicles.
Mini Mania’s limited warranty provides the same kind of protection offered by the factory-approved JCW installation. Mini Mania gives you peace of mind regarding your MINI’s continued reliability.
In addition to horsepower improvements, Mini Mania offers suspension, drivetrain, brakes, wheels & tires upgrades for street and track applications which can improve your MINI’s performance to supercar levels.
Article Date: May 27, 2004