The Focus RS is already one of the greatest cars to ever be screwed together. It boasts a chassis, the four-wheel-drive platform is a First for the Focus, and the overall look and feel of it is awe inspiring. It’s basically automotive perfection. Fun, fast but you can still get your kids in it and big shop from ASDA.
You’d think then, that there is nothing more to be done to the RS. It’s out now and it’s taking the world by storm. What could it possibly need in the name of improvement? More power, that’s what! And the company who’d undertaking this task is long time Ford fettler, Mountune.
So, what are they going to do? Well, first of all they will lighten your wallet of £899. Once they’ve counted it and given it to Susan in accounts, they’ll give you an increase of 25PS. That takes the car to an impressive 375PS overall, putting it in 0-62 in 4.5s territory. That’s faster than a Porsche 911 Carrera, don’t you know? Oh, and of course there’s hike in torque, too. Peak torque jumps up by 40 Nm to 510 Nm using overboost.
The upgrade is predominantly to the car’s Engine Control Unit (ECU), basically letting it run a bit more aggressively. Though there are physical elements, too. The Mountune kit includes a high-performance air filter, bespoke alloy crossover duct with high-performance silicone hoses, an upgraded air re-circulation valve, too.
The best bit about all this, apart from the obvious power gains, is the fact that as partner of Ford, everything Mountune offers is remains covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. So more power, but absolutely no risk – all for just £899. You can’t argue with that!
You can either order the Mountune kit when you order your RS (you lucky sausage) or you can have it fitted by one of Ford’s Mountune approved dealers. It should take no more than an hour and a half. Once it’s on, the records are updated and you’re good to go, complete with all that extra power.
For more information, visit your local dealer or head to Mountune.