The new 2007 Mini Cooper just went on sale in the U.S. last month, but now there’s official word on the John Cooper Works Tuning Kit. The factory-installed kit hasn’t been priced as a U.S. option yet, but it will be available this spring and can be combined with a number of other Mini add-ons, like suspension upgrades, exterior enhancements and interior accessories, to create something that looks like the vehicle shown in the pictures above and below.
What do you get with this particular performance package? A new exhaust system, air filter and engine-management system that provide more efficiency and add up to 192 hp, versus the standard Cooper S’s 172 hp. Will that alone be worth a potential price bump of $2,000? We’re not sure, but Mini lovers certainly won’t complain. We do like the fact that Mini allows such performance customization completely under warranty.
Source: Mini and MotoringFile