Inspired by George (who owns GP0154, GP1415 and GP1717), I wanted to install the JCW carbon fiber hood scoop on GPMINI – but I didn’t want to lose the “GP” letters.
So working with MINI Swag, I got perfect replacement letters, bought the scoop and installed it today!
First I tried the red “GP” letters that I’d bought:
But then I decided it would look better with the silver letters, closely matching the original design:
So here’s a close-up of the original and new carbon fiber hood scoops (ignore the foam, which is protecting the paintwork!):
While in a carbon fiber mood, I also got the JCW gear shift knob (again inspired by George!):
It looks fabulous, but it takes some getting used to because you hold the shift knob from the side instead of from the top … not sure if I” stick with it!
Finally, repeating the Chili Red mirror cap highlighting, I changed the white (MCS) door reflectors to red (MC):
He wrote: i am a novice myself and it went smooth, i slowly built up my sped throughout the day. The brakes seem’d okay … It was wet so that made it easier on the car. I think when i’ll be pushing the car to its limits for the day the brakes will start to suffer … tyres were crap, they didnt have much grip at all. I’m looking into a new set of wheels and tyres
The smaller front logo and larger back logo can be custom-ordered with your GP roof number (extra $5 charge). They feel nice too – apparently they have cotton on the inside and micropolyester on the outside, giving them a smooth, silky feel outside; I like it 🙂
(go to MINI Swag to order)
Three GP owner George has installed the JCW carbon fiber hood scoop in his GP0154 (you can see it here) and it looks perfect – however the “GP” decal on the stock scoop is part of a large decal which covers the bottom of the scoop. So George bought some “GP” letters on eBay which look OK but are not quite perfect …