By Gabriel Bridger R56 Two-Door Hardtop, Site NewsJul 16, 07 Buying a 2007 MCS: Delivered Consider this a sneak-peak. Look for much more in the coming days. Share this:FacebookTwitterPocketMoreGoogleTumblrEmail Share on Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google + LinkedIn Email Previous article2009 Factory JCW MCS Next articleAC Schnitzer R56 Cooper S You may also like The R56 MINI Oil Filter Housing Lawsuit Ordered to Continue by Judge MINI Introduces ‘Lambo Doors” Option Ask MF – When Do You Give Up On A Troubled MINI? R56 JCW GP Revisited: Why it May Still be the Ultimate MINI The 2015 MotoringFile T-shirts Are Here Welcome to the New MotoringFile Chris M Hooray! Congratulations, Gabe. DB Congrats! Can’t wait to see more pics!!!!! AN Looks badass with the aero kit. Lots more pics please. mike c. Very nice, congratulations on your latest arrival. Jon Woot, very nice Gabe. Plus a good job on the first pic of your car, nice composure, the sepia tint from the light actually looks cool on the car. Looking forward to seeing some pics, maybe you can do a walk around video of the car for all us Mini fanatics. jas cooper Looking forward to seeing some daylight pics with the aero kit. Yours is the first AB/B I’ve seen other than mine. One question, is the grille on the aero kit the same as the stock one except with black trim instead of chrome? I just dont like the stock MCS grille and my plan is to get a stock MC grille painted (either in Astro black or jet black), as well as painting the headlight trim rings. Congrats on your new ride. charliez Sweet !!!! Congrats Gabe Jon CONGRATS!!!!! scott Let me know what you think about the power. I’ve been driving mine for about 2 months and I’ve been saying just throw some hp(via stage 1) and it will be awesome…already has a lot of low end power!! Radley Damn. I agree it looks badass and like a sleeper. I love it. It looks mean great look with the JCW aero kit. Radley Hey Gabe so did that note make it all the way here from the UK? CooperS-lightningblue More pics!! Oh man, now you have to break it in… But I think that won’t take very long! Lots of pleasure and safe miles/km’s. Avitor So, what’s that hood scoop for? bigagsl (Axel) gabe, please give as as soon as possible more infos about your r56. i’m courious! Wizz CONGRATS !!! Looking forward to those pics and initial thoughts! GregW Keep away from those obstacles on Lake Shore Drive! eto Congratulations, Gabe! Chrissy HOLY WOW that looks sexy, Gabe!! Can’t wait to see more and hear your stories! nervous NICE! Have “stage 1” & the JCW suspension been installed, yet? b4mmy beautiful! 🙂 dickdavid ConFreak’ngratulations, Gabe!!!!! Gabe One question, is the grille on the aero kit the same as the stock one except with black trim instead of chrome? No – it’s a different design (other than being all black). So, whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that hood scoop for? A red LED light that moves back and forth. NICE! Have “stage 1Ã¢â‚¬Â³ & the JCW suspension been installed, yet? Nope. Timmee you dog! looks great. show us the interior! cj great pics! love the knightrider reference. Nathaniel Salzman So, whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that hood scoop for? A red LED light that moves back and forth. That would be the coolest thing EVER! Congrats Gabe. Seriously. It looks so mean – like a little street gremlin. Drill Gabe that looks GREAT dude!! And for what I’m assuming was a quick snapshot you definately did a good job of making it look mean 🙂 lavardera more pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bridger/sets/72157600238374207/ Matt “sepia tint” yeah, that’s called sodium halide streetlights, the natural color of the city. Imurtrbolvr Gabe, I thought you were getting the clear lenses for the turn-signals. That would look Balla’! Anyways it looks really bad-ass. Gabe Gabe, I thought you were getting the clear lenses for the turn-signals. That would look Balla’! They are clear. The bulb is yellow however. Chad Why are the bulbs yellow? Drill With a yellow blinker lens the bulb is typically white but with a clear lens the bulb needs to be yellow in order to “Blink” yellow. Drill Speaking of which, hey Gabe, when are you putting Silvervision bulbs up front? 🙂 Chad But why does it NEED to be yellow? Front turn signals can legally be white. Only the rear ones need to be red/amber. Gabe Speaking of which, hey Gabe, when are you putting Silvervision bulbs up front? 🙂 As soon as I figure out how to change the bulbs 🙂 TSizemore3 Lord Vader, your ride is here… rkw Why are the bulbs yellow? That’s just the way it comes from MINI, which ships the car worldwide with yellow bulb behind clear lens or clear bulb behind yellow lens. Change the bulb if you want something different from the OEM. What cars have have front turn signals that blink white, OEM from the factory? Drill Front turn signals can legally be white. Not everywhere, however, amber front signals are legal just about everywhere (Don’t know where they wouldn’t be) so it’s much simpler to make them amber. But why does it NEED to be yellow? It only “needs” to be amber if he wants the amber light 🙂 Brian I’m glad they made the turn signals yellow. I think that the turn signals should always be a different color than the brake light. It seems that more and more cars today have the rear turn signals in red.. or even worse… no separate turn signal at all…the brake light just blinks when the turn signal is activated. Horrible. Paulsminis What cars have have front turn signals that blink white, OEM from the factory? My 1967 Austin Cooper S! Paul rkw Sorry if this was already covered, but what happens with installation cost for VDC installed options (e.g. JCW aero kit, iPod adapter)? If the dealer installs them, you pay their hourly rate. What about VDC installation? Gabe Sorry if this was already covered, but what happens with installation cost for VDC installed options (e.g. JCW aero kit, iPod adapter)? If the dealer installs them, you pay their hourly rate. What about VDC installation? It varies from dealer to dealer. But I can tell you the dealer pays a flat rate when having things installed at the VPC. Hopefully they pass that benefit onto the customer. Vanwall Ah. At night. So it’s black is it? 😉 Good to see it made it, as I always cross my fingers until I’m behind the wheel. I still remember seeing a new ‘Vette fall off the top deck of a transporter at the dealer – while the owner was there watching. Very low ride after it landed upside-down. TRHeel I must admit I’m not a huge fan of the new design, but that simply looks righteous… Greg W Hey Paulsminis – only in some countries do they have white blinkers in front. Old Mini UK market always had orange front lenses. The reason is that UK markets had a sidelight in the main headlamp. A bit like BMW E30. Most lights on side panels are orange. This distinguishes them from sidelights/park lights which some people use. Hector M. great news Gabe Congrats iriemanhq applause Nigel Very good. The R56 looks much better in Astro Black for some reason. Have fun with it but I have a feeling this one will only last another couple of years until the Stage II factory JCW S is launched. You may say that you will never let go of this one. But a few months ago you also said that you will never let go of your R53 either…. Seto Yeah.. congrats!!! I got mine too MCS 07 DS on 7/7/07. Hope to see you out motoring Gabe : )photo here Gary Very nice! I’ll kill for this Mini. Marc Hey Gabe, nice new ride…needs to be lowered though…would suggest h&r 35mm (red)!!!! You took a picture of my blue MCS at the Nurburgring…do you have that in better quality? Could you send it to me? Thanx Marc Gabe Marc – if you go to my Flickr page and then to the “Germany 2007 (Day 2) set you can just click on the image and then click on “all sizes”. From there you can download it. Marc Hi Gabe, I tried that but for some reason that doesn’t work…do I have to be registered with flickr??