Performance MINI

Performance MINI

August/September 2021

Performance MINI is the UK’s only modern MINI tuning magazine! In addition to the latest and greatest feature cars, up-to-date show reports, and all the latest news and reviews from the new MINI scene, Performance MINI also offers detailed advice on buying, owning, and tuning a MINI. Whether it’s step-by-step fitting instructions, product reviews, comprehensive tuning guides, buying advice, regular maintenance tips, or showing readers the best upgrades to make for their budget, Performance MINI will bring the very best knowledge.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
USD 6.89
USD 33.14
6 Números

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2 min.

We start this issue with some breaking news; after 20 issues in the Editor’s chair, the time has come for me to hand over the reins for someone else to steer Performance MINI through its exciting next chapter. I’m immensely proud to have been in the hot seat during the transition from Modern MINI to Performance MINI. And, as last issue’s nostalgic features showed, I think it’s been a seamless progression, changing with the times but still right at the heart of all things MINI like it has been since the mag’s launch back in 2006. It’s no surprise the last 12 months or so have been particularly difficult for the magazine industry, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, and sadly some car mags didn’t survive. But I’m pleased to…

2 min.

MINI WINS ‘MOST FUN CAR TO DRIVE’ AT THE 2021 AUTO TRADER NEW CAR AWARDS The MINI Hatch was recently deemed to be the ‘Most Fun Car to Drive’ by 148,000 UK car owners who took part in a comprehensive survey to understand the honest opinions of those who have bought, driven and lived with their new vehicles. They rated their cars across different criteria including reliability, performance, appearance and running costs, as well as detailing their overall satisfaction with the car and if they would recommend it to others. Erin Baker, Editorial Director of Auto Trader, said: “With their short wheelbase and nippy, cheeky character, it’s a deserved win.” NEW MINI CONVERTIBLE ANNOUNCED With electric vehicles at the heart of MINI’s future plans for motoring, the company recently announced that the next-generation…

2 min.
new gear

AUTOGLYM INTENSIVE TAR REMOVER £8.50 Autoglym have recently announced the availability of a product designed to rapidly remove the unsightly ‘pebble-dashing’ of tar spots that usually appear on the lower half of your vehicle’s paintwork in warm weather. Intensive Tar Remover is the effective way to dissolve sticky bitumen flicked up from hot road surfaces, as well as other irritating adherents such as glue, grease, tree sap and fuel stains. Add a bottle to your car care kit and keep your MINI looking its best this summer. For more details head to the website www.autoglym.com CHIPEX TOUCH UP PAINT From £12.95 Scratches, stone chips and minor scuffs are an occupational hazard for anyone who likes driving their MINI. Thankfully, Chipex has released a touch-up system designed for use at home. The aptly named Touch Up Paint Factory offers all-in-one colour-matched…

3 min.
what’s on?

WHO B_Road Hunting Club WHAT MINI Madness Meet WHERE B_Road HQ, Lewes WHEN 3 – 4 July, 2021 WHERE TO BOOK https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/brhc The B_Road Hunting Club guys are properly into their MINIs; you’ll no doubt have seen a few feature cars to grace these very pages having enjoyed a sprinkling of the B_Road magic – including this issue’s cover car. After a successful MINI meet last year, the club has now moved to even bigger and better premises in Lewes, and have got a MINI Madness day all set up for fans to enjoy. Tickets are available for the Saturday or Sunday (or both!), and in accordance with current guidelines entry will be strictly by ticket only. For more details, head to www.facebook.com/broadhuntingclub WHO British Mini Club WHAT British Mini Day WHERE Himley Hall, Dudley WHEN 1 August, 2021 WHERE TO BOOK…

5 min.
driven 2021 mini

Following on from the 2018 LCI facelift that brought us new headlights, new colours, interior trim options and infotainment, plus the much talked-about distinctive Union Jack rear lights, the latest generation MINI has received a more significant makeover. This is mainly because the fourth-generation MINI won’t be ready until 2023 – no doubt delayed by the recent and significant impetus for switching to all-electric power in the very near future. Looking back at MINIs (and other BMW models) past, you’ll spot they all tend to have a seven-year life cycle, which would mean the F56 should have ceased production and been phased out by now. But alas, that’s not so. Without a suitable small-car platform (remember, we’re looking ahead to fully-electric versions and a chassis that can accommodate batteries), MINI has…

9 min.
his & hers mulgaris

The latest, third-generation MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) GP is also the most potent, boasting 302bhp. Yet it’s not the first big-power current MINI hatch. That honour goes to UK tuning house Mulgari, which burst onto the scene in 2017 with the ICON02 – a fully-built hot hatch – and more recently with the Mulgari+ range of tuning products. On top of Mulgari+ Stage 1 and Stage 2 remaps (which take performance close to 300bhp) the ICON02 took things further. It’s a fully bespoke version of the JCW hatch, with extra performance plus exclusive body styling, wheels, and roof colours, all with an interior retrimmed to match. We can remember being blown away by the Herculean performance, but at the same time the OEM-plus feel. Unfortunately, due to a change in company…