The new version of the John Cooper Works (JCW) tuning package for the Mini Cooper S will show up in Paris tomorrow, presented by parent company BMW. The upgrades offered by the kit are a new supercharger, a modded cylinder head, a more free-flowing exhaust, and tweaked engine electronics, which together add up to 210-hp, an increase of 40 horses over the stock 2005 Cooper S. The JCW kit is a dealer-installed option that costs about $5,000, but it does keep the manufacturer's warranty intact, which, in a way, is priceless. Visual enhancements like the grill and fascias seen at right are available as well at extra cost.

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