To me the Mini Cooper is one hell of a hatch. It featured in both Italian Job movies and I loved it as I saw it. Its like your first girlfriend - cute as a bug. But no one will think that in todays scenario Mini Cooper S is a High Performance Hatch, considering Focus RS, Mercedes A45 AMG, Audi RS3, The Mini is just overall a very good and Iconic hatch. Period. Some might put the argument its the best but, lets leave that for another day. Well this Mini Cooper 5 Door S is a Head tuner. Yes 5 door Mini Cooper S. Forgot, this one comes out of Canada..Yes Canada!
Mini Richmond and Performance One teamed up and created a cool...no cooler Mini Cooper S 5 door - they call it the Mini ProSport1. The project started off in latter part last year. It got 19” custom Vossen Wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S performance tires for extra grip. The suspension was upgraded with a Bilstein Kit and JCW brakes were added to complement the suspension.
The body got carbon fibre bumper lip, rear diffuser and a rear spoiler add-on for aero. Lastly a Cosmetic package including dark tinted markers, door handles fuel caps and front and rear emblems.
The engine has been given a remapped ECU from BPM Sport, a new Intercooler from Forge Motorsport, intake from AWE tuning and an brand new exhaust from Supersprint.
With all of the added parts and tuning the performance output was 223.63 hp and 273.53lb/ft of torque. Doesn’t sound like much right ,but, this is and increase of 34 hp and 66 lb/ft of torque from the standard 5 door mini cooper S hatch and actually is similar in performance numbers to the JCW 3 door Mini Cooper Hatch, with 2 extra doors. None the less it might not be the most powerful hatch or performance hatch but it is surely going to turn heads when its on the street.