Ford Focus RS Gets Mountune Upgrade To Boost Upto 370 Horsepower

The is known for its impressive horsepower and torque capacity. But, nothing is just enough for the enthusiast crowd.

2016 Ford Focus RS

A new mountune upgrade has been rolled out for the car which significantly boosts the performance of the RS variant.

The new upgrade has been tested and approved by Ford. Using it on your car will not void warranty on any of the components. When powered by the mountune upgrade, Ford Focus RS power gets an insanely good 370 horsepower coupled with 376 lb feet of torque. Compared to the base model, it is a cool 20 horsepower and 26 lb feet torque more.

On the inside, the car is still powered by the same 2.3-liter Ecoboost I-4 engine but it has been tweaked in such a way that the car receives a bump in power. Ford has worked closely with the Mountune brand in order to make this possible. The concept is similar to what Mercedes does with AMG. Almost every other automobile brand is keen on having a company like AMG for their own who does tuning jobs.

Mountune is not a new name for Ford. The brand has already worked with the team to improve the Focus ST variant. They helped them developed the Focus RS power package now. Bundled with the package includes a high performance air filter, recirculation valve, alloy crossover duct and a fully reprogrammed ECU which allows the car to achieve such higher hp and torque.

When you switch the overboost function on, it can be used for 12 whole seconds which is more than enough to help the car accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds. The Ford Focus RS has a top speed of 165 miles per hour and it didn’t undergo any modification. The numbers are the same as the base model. The entire engineering team has focused on the acceleration and didn’t try to work on top speed as it might increase production costs of the mountune upgrade package.

2016 Ford Focus RS rear

The particular brand is known for offering multiple upgrade packages for the Ford Focus RS. The new upgrade is available only in Europe at the moment and is expected to come to U.S. region in the following months. The head of the Mountune team has confirmed that they are working on a U.S. version that complies with regulations and will roll out the upgrade once its ready.