The top model of the MINI F56 series, the John Cooper Works GP, is a
real troublemaker and eye catcher. Finally, the hot hatch competes with
a 306 hp turbocharged four-cylinder and an extroverted body kit.
Nevertheless, the power dwarf still offers potential for further
optimization. This example was not only placed on high-quality wheels
from Barracuda Racing Wheels, but also received a few other
The MINI specialists at OCTANEFACTORY in Bochum, in cooperation
with JMS Fahrzeugteile, are responsible for converting the JCW GP. As
the exclusive EU distributor of the Barracuda rims, the latter supplied the
Dragoon wheels from the “Ultralight Series”, which are manufactured
using the flow forming process. They have a high-loss bronze finish,
measure 8.5×19 inches and are fitted with 225/35 tires. The lowering of
the body brought about a perfectly adjusted KW Variant 3 coilover
OCTANEFACTORY decided not to make any further optical
adjustments and instead devoted itself to optimizing the engine and
brakes: With the help of a Wagner Motorsport intercooler, an HJS 200
cell downpipe and a software revision, the turbo four-cylinder was
strengthened to whopping 370 hp. The maximum torque is now 555
Nm (series: 450 Nm). The brake system was upgraded to steel
braided lines and optimized cooling.
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