Cooper Works kit is on the way
27 October 2006

Ignore web speculation that this red Mini Cooper S is the new 'Works' model - but its bodykit and rear wing will soon be available anyway.

Produced by John Cooper Works, the new kit's options list will include a carbon fibre-effect rear wing and carbon fibre finish on the rear hatch, bonnet scoop and door mirrors. The line-up also features a diffuser-style rear bumper and lower side skirts.

As for the S Works, sources indicate that tuning the new 1.6-litre turbocharged engine is proving more difficult than the modifications to the original car. The more complicated procedure should mean that we don't see a full John Cooper Works edition until early 2008.

You won't have to wait that long for the bits, though - they go on sale on November 18.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Dallara Stradale
    The Stradale is the first road-legel car from Italian motorsport constructor Dallara
    First Drive
    16 March 2018
    The motorsport constructor's first road car is inspired by Lotus minimalism. Does it thrill on road and track?
  • Hyundai i30 N
    Standard spec is good so paint colour is our car’s only option
    First Drive
    16 March 2018
    What’s Hyundai’s first hot hatch and N-brand debutant really like? Let’s find out
  • Porsche Boxster GTS
    This is the new GTS version of the Porsche Boxster
    First Drive
    15 March 2018
    The 718-generation Boxster is our favourite roadster of the moment – so is this new GTS variant worth the extra outlay?
  • BMW 5 Series
    First Drive
    15 March 2018
    The BMW 5 Series is top of the mid-exec pack, but is there still room for a diesel saloon in everyday family life?
  • Audi A7 front
    First Drive
    14 March 2018
    The new Audi A7 Sportback looks the part, but how does the new Mercedes-Benz CLS rival cope on UK roads? We find out