Mulgari F56 SV: British tuner crafts a Mini Cooper S monster
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UK-based Mulgari Automotive, a specialist design, styling and tuning house, has launched a new bespoke vehicle ownership programme by unveiling their version of the perfect Mini Cooper S.
Mulgari have been offering aftermarket services since 2011, but the new Signature Vehicle programme is a step up for the company.
The service crafts new vehicles tailored and built to a customers own personal specification.
"From our experience, we have seen how manufacturers can be frustrated by market requirements," said Mulgari Automotive Owner, Benjamin Sunners.
“Most customers come to Mulgari to ‘finish’ their car, unlocking its full performance and visual potential, and fitting options, some of which simply aren’t available from an OEM."
Prospective Mulgari customers were given exclusive access to the Signature Vehicle concept, a McLaren MP4-12C known as ‘Project Twelve’, and the first production car to come from the new bespoke vehicle programme - the Mulgari F56 SV.
Based on the current F56 MINI Cooper S, the Mulgari's F56 SV versions features fresh touches from the British tuning house both under the bonnet and inside the cabin.
Setting the F56 SV out from the standard car is a visual enhancement pack, which brings a more aggressive look to the current MINI Cooper S.
Mulgal remove of all chrome from the exterior with one of six colour accents added to the mirrors, belt line, brake calipers and front grille.
New 18” lightweight sports wheels with Michelin Pilot SuperSport tyres and a lower front splitter are also added to the hatch.
Custom exhaust tips hint at the heightened performance available in the F56 SV.
Mulgari unlocks the performance potential of the F56 MINI with a their own engine management program, a refined exhaust system and additional engine cooling resulting in a 23% increase in performance. Power is increased from 143kW to 208kW, and tourque increases from 300 to 393Nm.
An entirely new suspension setup sits the F56 SV 30mm lower than the standard car and enables customers to take full advantage of the additional performance without removing any of the original model’s character.
Inside, every Mulgari Signature Vehicle undergoes a complete interior refit, with the seats, steering wheel and doors retrimed in the customer’s choice of material and colour.
Like the exterior, contrast stitching provides a subtle accent colour, while a host of non-standard options can also be specified.
Every Signature Vehicle is handmade-to-order to customer’s specification at Mulgari Automotive’s state-of-the-art Berkshire-based showroom and workshop.
"Signature Vehicles delivers the ultimate customer experience in, what we feel is, the best fun car in the business," said Sunners.
"Taking a great car and enabling customers to make it truly theirs is what Mulgari has done for hundreds of customers and now they can have this experience at a dealer level, ordering a new car that is completely theirs from day one.”
Prices for the Mulgari F56 SV in the UK start at £35,980 (NZ$63,400).