MINI John Cooper Works by Maxi-Tuner
Maxi-Tuner have created a very reasonably capable and reasonably priced upgrade package for the MINI John Cooper Works.
Now, the MINI JCW is already fairly capable, having in mind that the tiny city car packs a serious boost coming form 230 hp. The improvement comes from an ECU module that ups the power to 260 hp. The increase may not seem massive, and it is not, but it is pretty noticeable on a car of this size. Moreover, what you do not see from the numbers is the fact that the kit does wonders for throttle response, which makes this car far more interesting to drive even if there weren’t for the power upgrade.
Moreover, if you opt for another upgrade from the same tuner – the stainless steel valvetronic exhaust system – you will get a far nicer soundtrack. The best thing is that both of these upgrades together cost just 1989 Euros, while just one costs about half as much. A fine improvement for a reasonable price.