Ford tuning specialist Mountune has launched its first stage of upgrades for the new Focus RS after testing at the Nürburgring, giving the hot hatch more power and extra potential for future chassis modifications.
The biggest items in the ‘phase one’ kit are a set of 19in OZ Racing Leggera HLT wheels, which are 2.8kg lighter each than the standard items and 1.7kg lighter than the factory forged optional wheels.
Mountune says the wheels (which cost £1519.96 as a set) are half an inch wider than the factory alternatives, giving the car wider tracks for improved stability and extra space to facilitate any aftermarket big brake kits – suggesting the firm could launch one at a later stage. They’re offered with an optional set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres for an extra £900.
Mountune has also upgraded the car’s intake system, with new high-flow induction hoses and a boost hose upgrade kit. These wire-reinforced parts are not only more rigid than the standard plastic items but are also more resistant to heat damage, having been tested to 250deg C – about 70deg more than the standard car requires. This leaves plenty of room for boost upgrades, suggesting a Mountune one could be on the agenda in the future.