New Mountune Focus RS upgrades


You'll know by now that Mountune has a great reputation when it comes to fast Fords; new or old, turbo or naturally aspirated, the results speak for themselves. And at this year's Ford Fair (which took place yesterday), Mountune has released details of its latest M400 pack for the Focus RS.


Hopefully Monday isn't that much of a struggle to realise what that means for power, this upgrade building on the MP375 kit released last year. Like all Mountune upgrades this one is modular but, if you have 375hp already, the kit comprises a new intercooler, a high-flow hard pipe, a three-inch downpipe with sports cat, a three-inch cat-back exhaust, a pair of Mountune badges (good for 20hp at least), and the mTune handset with the 400hp map. The mTune also allows a switch to standard calibration, a dyno mode (if you're only on a 2WD rolling road), a shift light and calibration updates, plus it can log 0-60 and quarter-mile times too...

Mountune says this is sufficient, with the standard turbo don't forget, for 400hp and 413lb ft. The M400 kit is described as "undoubtedly the most well-rounded performance upgrade available", drawing on Mountune's "unequalled" knowledge with the Ecoboost 2.3 and its limitations.


And if you want more than 400? Well new parts are in build also, launched again at the Ford Fair. A cast inlet manifold, for example, "recommended in applications surpassing the OE plastic components' design limit of 400bhp (406hp)". Beyond that Mountune now offers forged pistons, forged rods, a closed deck block modification, a gearbox upgrade and more. 500hp could be fun...

Mountune parts for the Focus and Fiesta ST were launched at Ford Fair as well, if you're a fan of Blue Oval hot hatch fan, it might just be worth checking out the website. Caution: it may get expensive!

 

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  • aaron_2000 07 Aug 2017

    413 lb ft through a manual box, I look forward to a review of it.

  • jonosterman 07 Aug 2017

    I recall reading that tuners had been having significantly problems putting more power through the fancy rear diff (RDU) and as a result just had to put any extra power/torque through the front axle.

    Anyone know if this is still the case or have Mountune managed to keep it nicely rear biased?

  • David87 07 Aug 2017

    For all the extra cost and the fact you lose the Ford warranty, I couldn't really be arsed with this over and above the FPM375 upgrade. Sure it's very good though!

  • PHuzzy 07 Aug 2017

    Having driven the Revo stage 2 FRS with 420bhp I was surprised at how OEM it felt still, I presume this will be similar but can't see why you'd opt for this if the warranty wasn't valid.

  • skidskid 07 Aug 2017

    David87 said:
    For all the extra cost and the fact you lose the Ford warranty, I couldn't really be arsed with this over and above the FPM375 upgrade. Sure it's very good though!
    Losing the warranty with the block cracking issue they have must be a massive deal for any owner. Or was that an issue only limited to a few cars?

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