COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 18, 2016 – Ford Focus RS customers can now further enhance the award-winning performance of the acclaimed high-performance hatchback with the official Ford Performance by Mountune power upgrade package.
Co-developed by Ford Performance and race engine and road car performance specialist Mountune, the approved upgrade boosts peak power from the specially engineered Ford 2.3litre EcoBoost engine by 25 PS to 375 PS and peak torque by 40 Nm to 510 Nm using overboost.* Top speed remains 266 km/h (165 mph).
“Ford has a proud history of working with Mountune to unleash even more power from our hot hatchbacks for dedicated performance enthusiasts,” said Tyrone Johnson, vehicle engineering manager, Ford Performance. “Boosting power to 375 PS launches the already class-leading Focus RS even further ahead of the field.”
The Ford Performance by Mountune kit for Focus RS includes a high-performance air filter, bespoke alloy crossover duct with high-performance silicone hoses, an upgraded air re- circulation valve and revised software tuning for the engine ECU.
Any Mountune-appointed Ford dealer will be able to fit the upgrade in 1.5 hours and it is fully compatible with the Ford warranty, meaning Ford Performance by Mountune Focus RS vehicles continue to be covered against mechanical failure – for example for three years or 60,000 miles in the U.K. from the original date of purchase.
Ford has received more than 8,200 orders for the Focus RS since last September. The high- performance hatchback pioneers innovative Ford Performance All Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring for a new level of handling, grip and cornering speed. Selectable Drive Modes – including an industry-first Drift Mode that allows controlled oversteer drifts – and Launch Control feature on the RS model for the first time.
The Focus RS has received numerous awards and accolades, including:
Developed by Ford Performance engineers in Europe and the U.S., the Focus RS delivers 350 PS and 4.7 second 0-100 km/h (062 mph) acceleration in standard form.
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*Peak power figures achieved using turbo overboost function available for maximum 12 seconds