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MINI Clubman Gets Supersprint Exhaust, Reveals Strange Underside

MINI's all-new platform has also given the world some compact cars, such as the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer. However, we cannot forget that the Clubman has been made into a Golf rival, a much bigger car than it used to be.
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We often wonder what's under the skirt of famous cars. Thanks to Italian exhaust specialists Supersprint, we have these photos of the underbelly of the Cooper S Clubman F54.

From the front bumper to the rear axle, it's covered in black skirts. However, it's the back we are most interested in. Check it out: the independent rear suspension system that was designed for the regular F56 hardtop. It's very compact, as that car has almost no overhang. It looks like they used the exact same setup here, probably with slightly longer arms.

That, in turn, leaves a lot of empty room. No wonder the Clubman has a smaller trunk than other cars of its size. For example, a Honda Civic 5-door has 476 liters of trunk space and the MINI only 360 liters. Most of that must be down to the depth of the storage area.

But enough of this nonsense. This story was supposed to be about the Clubman Cooper S getting a new set of pipes. The engine is the same 2.0-liter turbo, and it's been fitted with an OEM downpipe, thicker front downpipe, a rear exhaust with bypass valve (QTP Performance) and 100mm twin tailpipe kit.

Supersprint says there is no drone and highest comfort inside the cabin, even when fitted with the front pipe and downpipe. The stock catalytic converter, as in the tradition, is replaced by an HJS metallic cat with 100 cells per square inch ( CPSI ). It's much more efficient and free-flowing but at the same time still offers a reduction of pollutant gas.

Of course, there's also a catless version, but that's usually best left for race cars. Do you plan to race a MINI Clubman? That would be interesting to see.

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