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Drive: Ford Focus RS Mountune with 375 Horsepower!

Mountune has a long history of extracting more power from production cars and working as a specialist race-engine builder, but in recent years it has become Ford of Europes go-to arm for tuning upgrades. Most important, it also comes with Mountune badges to ruin the day of mere Focus RS drivers. The Ford Focus RS Mountune upgrade, available in Europe, gets only modest stated increases 20 horsepower and 26 lb-ft over the standard RS, a car rarely criticized for being short of firepower but, crucially, its sold with Ford’s full approval and warranty support.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Ford Focus RS Mountune upgrade, available in Europe, gets only modest stated increases—20 horsepower and 26 lb-ft over the standard RS.
  • The most obvious change is the Mountune car’s snappier responses on part throttle, with reduced lag and the sense of improved pickup at lower engine speeds.
  • Beyond the engine, the Mountune kit brings no other mechanical changes; the company does sell plenty of other aftermarket upgrades, although without the same level of warranty support.

“The most obvious change is the Mountune car’s snappier responses on part throttle, with reduced lag and the sense of improved pickup at lower engine speeds.”

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2017-ford-focus-rs-mountune-drive-review