Tuning specialist Manhart Performance has recently taken the wraps off its new Mini F300, which is based on the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works.
The new F300 packs a stylish British Racing Green exterior hue but the gold decals are a little too much for our taste and tip the scales towards Mansory shenanigans. Anyways, the aftermarket specialist also throws in a set of 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels with the same arguably tasteless gold finish. The hatchback also comes with side stripes and numerous F300 badging. While the exterior styling may not be anyone’s cup of tea the tuner went to an entirely different place when it decided to also modify the cabin – using lots of premium leather and Alcantara upholstery. There’s also an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, gold contrast stitching, and velour floor mats with embroidered “Manhart” logos.
Power comes courtesy of the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that now packs a new intercooler, an optimized ECU, and a Remus stainless steel sports exhaust system. With all these bits and pieces in place the heart and soul of the Mini JCW now has 300 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque, which is a good bump over the standard 231 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Performance is also enhanced thanks to a carbon fiber tower strut brace and an adjustable KW coil-over suspension.