I like it.
The guys from 3D Design unveiled a set of body parts for the F56 MINI John Cooper Works a while back, but up until now we didn’t get to see them on a car in real life. The time has come to take a more practical approach to them and check what they are bringing to the table more seriously.
As a matter of fact, up until recently, the only part that was actually available (the others being presented as renderings) was the front lip spoiler. With the introduction of the photos in the adjacent gallery, we’re actually also looking at the world debut of the 3D Design kit for the new MINI JCW.
The complete package is made up of a front lip spoiler that goes really well with the standard bumper and is the most impressive add-on here. It’s made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) and that’s the perfect choice for a car built under BMW’s umbrella, we reckon.
Then there’s the rear diffuser, made of the same material and a plug-and-play item nonetheless, and a roof spoiler extension, of course, made of CFRP to weigh as little as possible and add as much downforce as possible. Looking at the size of the things, though, we doubt there will be a considerable amount added to the mix.
The pricing isn’t available yet and you shouldn’t expect all of this goodness to be cheap. Either way, the 3D Design program will add more in terms of style than actually driving upgrades. Downforce won’t be improved drastically and we won’t even mention power improvements.
The standard 2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine is a peach, though, as we found in our review, with its 231 HP and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque. We told you all about it, but if you want to revisit our test drive, you definitely should! Now on to the photos!