Forge Motorsport has added to its extensive F56 Mini portfolio by releasing a hugely effective front-mount intercooler upgrade for the recently introduced Cooper and Campaign models. The unit offers independently-proven cooling capacity over the stock part – with commensurately impressive power and torque gains.
The Forge intercooler addresses a ‘packaging’ problem created in the car’s original design. Due to the size of the Mini’s engine lump, the car has to run with a relatively tiny intercooler. The result is that, on a re-mapped car, intake temperatures can easily be up anywhere around 80° centigrade or more!
This latest design has been created specifically for the F56 and features a core design had to be penned from scratch in order to fit in with the very different architecture of the Mini’s engine bay. The space available to go with a larger core is very limited, but using a unique stepped core (Forge was the first aftermarket intercooler manufacturer to make a stepped core way back in 2006) and bespoke cast end tanks, Forge has been able to deliver an intercooler that performs exceptionally over and above stock. During testing, the firm’s R&D team recorded significant reductions in inlet temperatures, giving a power boost to the test subject with no other modifications. On a cool day the increase would be even greater.
This new intercooler comes in unique stealth black and alloy finish giving an OEM appearance. Perfect for a decidedly ‘grown-up’ hot hatch like the Mini.
The Forge Mini F56 Intercooler kit contains everything needed for a relatively simple and straightforward fit, including all clips, brackets nuts and bolts. Priced at just £ £465.79+ VAT it’s a superb way to improve performance and protect your Mini engine at the same time.
For more information, please click to www.forgemotorsport.co.uk (or .com in the US)