Recently, the renowned British tuning firm Mountune has disclosed details of a performance package that is designed for the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS.
Earlier in this month, the company had announced the first group of upgrades that needs to be included in the ultimate performance package that will make the sought after hatch even more sought after.
Dubbed as ‘Phase 1’, the mods comprise of upgraded hoses and air filter, lightweight 19-inch OZ wheels, Quaife limited-slip differential and roll restrictors. At present, the spare parts are available on the company’s website.
As per the recent reports, Mountune is already a close tuning partner with Ford, was given early access to the development mules and data so that it can offer the upgrades at the earliest and make sure the parts would be fittingly attuned with the new hatch.
Just a couple of months back, Ford Australia confirmed similar Mountune upgrade packages designed for the Fiesta ST and Focus ST would be made locally accessible.
As per the factory test, the Focus RS generates 257kW of power and 440Nm of torque and claims an acceleration speed of 0-100 kilometres per hour in 4.7 seconds. So, what will happen to those figures by the Mountune upgrades is not known yet.
Relatively, Mountune boosted the Fiesta ST’s output from 134kW of power and 240Nm of torque to 158kW of power and 320Nm of torque and the Focus ST from 184kW of power and 345Nm of torque to 202kW of power and 400Nm of torque.
There is a hope that Mountune may announce the complete package in the near future similar to what it did with the Focus RS’ siblings. With its release, prices and other specs will also come out.
Ford Australia cannot say anything right now about the local potential of the Focus RS upgrades like when the Mountune mods will be on offer to the customers when the performance pack is officially declared.