Manhart has turned its attention to the Mini John Cooper Works GP, handing the limited-edition hot hatch bolder looks and even more power.
Revealed in November 2019, the 225 kW JCW GP is billed as the German-backed British brand’s most extreme hot hatch to date. Manhart's GP3 F350 package, however, takes things even further.
Indeed, the turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder engine has had its standard peak outputs of 225 kW and 450 N.m of torque hiked to 257 kW and 530 N.m. This extra oomph was unlocked by an ECU remap courtesy of Beek Auto Racing as well as the through the fitment of an Airtec intercooler.
For added aural drama, a Rumus exhaust system with a Manhart cat-back can be fitted, complete with a four-stage flap control system.
The hot hatch has furthermore been fitted with a lowering spring set from AST Suspension, which brings the front down by 20 mm and rear by 15, along with a set of 19-inch Manhart Concave One alloy wheels. JDCustoms provided the full matte-black wrap, replete with “heritage” decorative stripes and accents in gold.
Manhart says more tuning options for the JCW GP are under development. In fact, the tuner says it is working on a carbon intake and downpipes, together with some alternate exhaust system setups. Expect those updates to be rolled out on a second show car featuring a unique colour scheme.