The F56 MINI John Cooper Works is a hot little hatch with a 230 horsepower 2.0 liter turbo engine. But if you want something a little bit more spicy let us present to you the unique Manhart MINI F300. This tuned MINI is a true pocket rocket with stripes of gold.   Manhart MINI F300 John Cooper Works

Yep, here’s a small city car with golden stripes all over it. But if we gloss over that, Manhart MINI F300 is actually a pretty cool little thing, finished in a lovely British Racing Green and featuring multi-spoke 19-inch wheels. Granted, the wheels are gold as well, but they come wrapped in 235/35 tires which Manhart says contribute greatly to the go kart-like driving feel of the vehicle.

Manhart MINI F300 John Cooper Works Sideview

The best part of Manhart MINI F300 JCW, however, is the engine. The German BMW specialist has worked its magic on this BMW-sourced engine and fitted it with modified software, Wagner intercooler, and a sport exhaust system with custom downpipes and valve control. The net result of these changes is 300 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque.

Manhart MINI F300 John Cooper Works Rear Angle

Manhart MINI F300 John Cooper Works Rearview

To keep the front-wheel-drive car in check in spite of the extra oomph it is now rocking, Manhart has equipped the MINI with KW adjustable coilover variant 3 and carbon strut brace. Improving the luxury feel of the car, they have installed an Alcantara wrapped steering wheel as well as leather and Alcantara upholstery.

By: motorward