Ford tuning specialists Mountune has introduced a power upgrade package for the Ford Focus RS, taking power from 300bhp to 345bhp.
The engine modifications provided in this package are similar to those developed for the recently revealed limited-edition Focus RS500 model; engineers from Ford’s RS department were involved in the development of the Mountune upgrades.
The new Focus MP350’s 45bhp boost, and a 15lb ft rise in torque, are achieved by the fitting of a larger intercooler, larger air filter box, larger diameter exhaust downpipe, uprated fuel pump and modified engine management software.
The upgrades will initially be available only through selected Ford dealers in the UK, but a Europe-wide roll-out of the Mountune package is planned. The package is available on both new RS models and as a retro-fit; the package doesn’t invalidate Ford’s warranty.
“Ford’s relationship with Mountune has produced a series of dynamic performance upgrade packages for Ford models like the Focus ST and new Fiesta, and we are confident that the Focus RS package will prove equally successful,” said Matthias Tonn, Focus RS500 chief programme engineer.
“While the limited-edition RS500 will remain the ultimate Focus RS, this upgrade provides existing customers with the Ford-approved performance enhancement option that many RS owners have been asking for.”
Mountune’s involvement with performance Fords stretches back over 20 years and includes another iconic car wearing the RS500 badge. Mountune provided the race engine for the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth that won the British Touring Car Championship in 1990 in the hands of Robb Gravett.